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The treatment of this group is in line with that proposed by Masner and Dessart in 1967.
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Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. 1979. Prepared cooperatively by specialists on the various groups of Hymenoptera under the direction of Karl V. Krombein and Paul D. Hurd, Jr., Smithsonian Institution, and David R. Smith and B. D. Burks, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Insect Identification and Beneficial Insect Introduction Institute. Science and Education Administration, United States Department of Agriculture.

Megaspilidae

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The Megaspilidae are a small hymenopteran family with 13 genera in two subfamilies, and some 450 known species, with a great many species still undescribed. It is a poorly known group as a whole, though most are believed to be parasitoids (especially of sternorrhynchan Hemiptera), and a few hyperparasitoids. Many are found in the soil, and of these, a number are wingless.

The family is distinguished from the closely related Ceraphronidae by having a very large stigma in the wing, a relatively constricted metasomal petiole, and three grooves in the mesoscutum.

The largest genus within Megaspilidae is Dendrocerus. The second largest genus is Conostigmus.

Genera

These 13 genera belong to the family Megaspilidae:

Data sources: i = ITIS,[1] c = Catalogue of Life,[2] g = GBIF,[3] b = Bugguide.net[4]

References

  1. ^ "Megaspilidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  2. ^ "Browse Megaspilidae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  3. ^ "Megaspilidae". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  4. ^ "Megaspilidae Family Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-04-12.

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Megaspilidae: Brief Summary

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The Megaspilidae are a small hymenopteran family with 13 genera in two subfamilies, and some 450 known species, with a great many species still undescribed. It is a poorly known group as a whole, though most are believed to be parasitoids (especially of sternorrhynchan Hemiptera), and a few hyperparasitoids. Many are found in the soil, and of these, a number are wingless.

The family is distinguished from the closely related Ceraphronidae by having a very large stigma in the wing, a relatively constricted metasomal petiole, and three grooves in the mesoscutum.

The largest genus within Megaspilidae is Dendrocerus. The second largest genus is Conostigmus.

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