Platygastroidea

Belongs within: Proctotrupomorpha.Contains: Baeini, Telenominae, Platygastrinae. The Platygastroidea are a clade of small wasps that begin life as parasitoids of insect and spider eggs though some may not emerge from the host until it has reached a more advanced stage of development. They are characterised by a unique telescoping ovipositor mechanism, and the presence of… Continue reading Platygastroidea