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Family Trichogrammatidae

Teeniest Hymenopteran Ever wasp Trichogrammatidae - male Trichogrammatidae - male Wasp dorsolateral Wasp - Trichogramma - female yellow egg mass (?)  on dogbane
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Trichogrammatidae
2 subfamilies, with 135 spp. (of which >60 in Trichogramma) in 41 genera in our area and ~840 spp. in >80 genera worldwide(1)
0.3-1.2 mm(1)
tarsi 3-segmented, color not metallic, 1-2 funicular segments(1)
primary, solitary or gregarious endoparasitoids of the eggs of other insects, notably Lepidoptera, Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Thysanoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera and Neuroptera(1)
many spp. used as pest control agents(1)