Sclerogibbidae

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Sclerogibbidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Chrysidoidea
Family: Sclerogibbidae

The Sclerogibbidae are a small family of aculeate wasps in the superfamily Chrysidoidea.

Overview[edit]

Sclerogibbidae are ectoparasitoids of Embioptera. The female wasp oviposits an egg on the abdomen of a host. Once the larva emerges, it attaches itself to its host. After the host is consumed, the larva detaches itself from the carcass and spins a cocoon.

The currently recognised subfamilies of the Sclerogibbidae family are:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Engel MS, Grimaldi DA , The First Cretaceous Sclerogibbid Wasp (Hymenoptera: Sclerogibbidae), in American Museum Novitates, number 3515:1-7, 2006.