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Biosystematics of Chalcididae (Chalcidoidea: Hymenoptera)

Abstract

The Chalcididae represent a large group of parasitic Hymenoptera which parasitise pupal or larval stages of various insects including several pests. Their phylogeny is not so far clearly known, but a Eurytomid—Torymid line of accent could be postulated. There is a general resemblance in their adult behaviour such as emergence, courtship, mating, oviposition, feeding etc. Their hosts belong to Lepidoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Neuroptera, Coleoptera and Strepsiptera.

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Narendran, T.C., Amareswara Rao, S. Biosystematics of Chalcididae (Chalcidoidea: Hymenoptera). Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Anim. Sci.) 96, 543–550 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03179609

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  • Chalcididae
  • Biosystematics