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Callaspidia sp.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Superfamily: Cynipoidea
Family: Figitidae


Figitidae is a family of parasitoid wasps. The full diversity of this wasp family is not yet known, but about 1400 species have been described to over 130 genera.[1] For example, the largest subfamily, Eucoilinae (previously considered as a separate family, the Eucoilidae),[2] has over 1000 described species so far, but this is probably just a fraction of the total diversity. Figitid species occur throughout most of the world.[3]


As of 2011, there are 12 subfamilies.[3]


  1. ^ Buffington, Matthew L.; Nylander, Johan A. A.; Heraty, John M. (2007). "The phylogeny and evolution of Figitidae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea)". Cladistics. 23 (5): 403–431. doi:10.1111/j.1096-0031.2007.00153.x. ISSN 0748-3007. 
  2. ^ Forshage, Mattias; Nordlander, Göran; Buffington, Matthew L. (2013). "Eucoilinae of North America: A Revised Catalog of Genera and Described Species". Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 115 (3): 225–255. doi:10.4289/0013-8797.115.3.225. ISSN 0013-8797. 
  3. ^ a b Paretas-Martínez, J., et al. (2011). Systematics of Australian Thrasorinae (Hymenoptera, Cynipoidea, Figitidae) with descriptions of Mikeiinae, new subfamily, two new genera, and three new species. ZooKeys 108 21-48.

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