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Last updated 08/15/2005
  Insects of Coal Oil Point > Guide > Hymenoptera > Chalcidoidae 

Chalcidoidea -

This group includes small to minute wasps with characteristically reduced wing venation. These tiny wasps are generally parasitic on other insects and as a result are very important in controlling the abundance of pest insects. Some of these are even hyperparasites, meaning that they parasitize other parasites.

The Coal Oil Point collection contains over 40 species of Chalcidoidea, including 10 species of Fairyflies (Mymaridae).


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Mymaridae | Pteromalidae | Chalcididae


Chalcidoidea Photos
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Mymaridae - Fairyflies



















Pteromalidae -

Cleonymus sp.


Cleonymus sp.??


Polstonia sp.??


Pachyneuron sp.??



Chalcididae -





 

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