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Family Trichogrammatidae

tiny wasp - male parasitized Trichogrammatid - Trichogramma - male Egg mass at the base of Chasmanthium latifolium leaf, upper surface Wasp - Trichogramma Trichogrammatidae Trichogrammatidae ? - Aphelinoidea yellow egg mass (?)  on dogbane
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Trichogrammatidae
Explanation of Names
Trichogrammatidae Haliday 1851
Numbers
2 subfamilies, with 135 spp. (of which >60 in Trichogramma) in 41 genera in our area and ~840 spp. in >80 genera worldwide(1)
Size
0.3‒1.2 mm(1)
Identification
tarsi 3-segmented, color not metallic, 1‒2 funicular segments(1)(2)
Food
primary, solitary or gregarious endoparasitoids of the eggs of other insects, notably Lepidoptera, Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Thysanoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera and Neuroptera(1)
Remarks
many spp. used as pest control agents(1)
Works Cited
1.Universal Chalcidoidea Database
2.The classification of the Trichogrammatidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea)
R. L. Doutt and G. Viggiani. 1968. California Academy of Sciences.