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Genus Leucospis

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Leucospidae
Genus Leucospis
Explanation of Names
Leucospis Fabricius 1775
5 spp. in our area, ~130 spp. total(1)
2.3-16.5 mm(2)
Print References
Clausen, C. (1940). Entomophagous Insects. New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. Pp. x + 688. (Passage on Leucospis on pp. 236–238)
Graenicher S. (1905) On the habits and life-history of Leucospis affinis (Say): A parasite of bees. Bull. Wisc. Nat. Hist. Soc. 3-4: 153-159 (Full text)
Luo J.F., Liu Q. (2009) Life history and oviposition behavior of Leucospis gigas. Chinese Bulletin of Entomology 46(1): 77–81. [In Chinese]
Internet References
L. dorsigera searching for a host site & ovipositing (video; see also description here)