Strepsiptera


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Strepsiptera

an order of insects containing very small parasitic individuals. The larvae parasitize bees and plant bugs; the females are wingless endoparasites, the males winged (hind wings only). Parasitized insects are said to be stylopised (after Stylops, one of the parasitizing genera) and cause the host sex organs to degenerate.
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Elenchus koebelei are minute Strepsiptera (< 1.5 mm) that infect Prokelisia marginataVan Duzee 1897 and P.
peckii Strepsiptera ([[lambda].sub.max] = 346 nm) (James et al.
Morphologische Befunde an Facherfluglem an ihre phylogenetische Bedeutung (Insecta: Strepsiptera).
Investigations of other Strepsiptera species are turning up the same strategy, says Kathirithamby.
Understanding how Strepsiptera parasitoids outwit host defenses is particularly exciting, she says, because the order's 500-plus species manage to prey on insects in 34 families.
(26) Brian's attention was largely confined to the Diptera, although he also collected Hemiptera, Embioptera, Strepsiptera, Ephemeroptera, Trichoptera and Psocoptera, most specimens of which were pinned into boxes in the field.
The second superclade is a neuropterDid assemblage (Neuropteroidea), comprised of the Neuropterida, consisting of the Raphidioptera, Megaloptera and Neuroptera, which internally has variable support; plus the Coleopterida, comprising the Coleoptera and Strepsiptera (Wiegmann et al., 2009).
New state record and northeastern range extension for Caenocholax fenyesi sensu lato (Strepsiptera: Myrmecolacidae).
Superparasitism is rare in many species of Strepsiptera (Kathirithamby 1989), but it does occur in some species, including at least one species in the family Myrmecolacidae (Kathirithamby 1992).
A study of the relationship between Caenocholax fenyesi Pierce (Strepsiptera, Myrmecolacidae) and the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera, Formicidae).
Without constraints, Coleoptera were rendered paraphyletic by the inclusion of Diptera and Strepsiptera.
This is the fifth genus and sixth species of Strepsiptera to be reported from South Carolina (Kathirithamby & Taylor 2005; Reeves & Cook 2005).