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Codrus picicornis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
(unranked): Proctotrupomorpha
Superfamily: Proctotrupoidea
Family: Proctotrupidae


Proctotrupidae is a family of wasps in the superfamily Proctotrupoidea of the order Hymenoptera. There are about 400 species in more than 30 genera in Proctotrupidae, found throughout most of the world.[2][1]

Proctotrupidae are small parasitoid wasps, using beetle larvae and fungus gnats as hosts. They typically have a body length of 5 to 8 mm, but species may range from 3 to 15 mm.[2]


These 38 genera belong to the family Proctotrupidae:[3][4][5]

Data sources: i = ITIS[6], c = Catalogue of Life[7], g = GBIF[1], b =[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Proctotrupidae". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  2. ^ a b c "Proctotrupidae Family Information". Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  3. ^ Kolyada, Victor; Mostovski, Mike B. (2017). "Revision of the genus Hormoserphus Townes, 1981 (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupidae), with description of Trachyserphus gen. n. and a new species". Zootaxa. 4254 (5). doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4254.5.6.
  4. ^ Kolyada, Victor. "The Proctotrupidae (Hymenoptera) of the World".
  5. ^ Behrensmeyer, A. K.; Turner, A. "Family Proctotrupidae Latreille 1802 (wasp)"., the Paleobiology Database.
  6. ^ "Proctotrupidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  7. ^ "Browse Proctotrupidae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-02-23.