Strepsiptera

Belongs within: Coleopterida.Contains: Stylopiformia. The Strepsiptera are a group of insects that develop as endoparasites of other insects. Adult males are free-living and non-feeding; mature females are larviform and those of Stylopidia remain within the original host. Adult females of Mengenillidae remain free-living though they lack wings (Kathirithamby 1991). Within the Stylopidia, females of Corioxenidae… Continue reading Strepsiptera