Aphytis (insect)

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Aphytis (insect)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Chalcidoidea
Family: Aphelinidae
Subfamily: Aphelininae
Genus: Aphytis
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Aphytis is a genus of chalcid wasp in the Aphelinidae family. Members of this genus are very small averaging two to three millimetres in length and are mostly black or yellow with transparent wings. The larvae are parasitic on other insects.[1] There are about 130 species.[2]