Sclerogibbidae

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Sclerogibbidae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
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 (2006). "The First Cretaceous Sclerogibbid Wasp (Hymenoptera: Sclerogibbidae)". American Museum Novitates (3515): 1–7. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2006)3515[1:TFCSWH]2.0.CO;2.