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  Insects of Coal Oil Point > Guide > Hymenoptera > Proctotrupoidea 

Proctotrupoidea - Proctotrupids, Diaprids, Scelionids, and Platygasterids

This superfamily includes several types of small but very common parasitoid wasps. As larvae, these wasps are parasitic on other insects. Each species of wasp is generally a specialist in parasitizing a particular group of insect.

The Coal Oil Point collection includes 28 morphospecies of Proctotrupoidea, 19 of which are Scelionids.


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