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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Furthermore, it is likely 'strong' wind is the predominant factor in patchy strepsipteran distribution.
It may increase the difficulty of collection, but does not appear to actually influence strepsipteran eclosion.
Although the boundaries of twilight correspond to human visual sensitivity, it appears that civil twilight had strong bearing on the mating dynamics of both strepsipteran populations nonetheless, though at Wakulla Beach the preferred flight time may have been split to better coincide with troughs in wind activity.
Additionally, the act of strepsipteran mating is unlikely to last long (Muir 1906) or to be repeated (Hughes-Schrader 1924).
Size has often been used in distinguishing strepsipteran species (Kifune & Hirashima 1980).
The life history of male strepsipterans is somewhat similar to hymenopterous parasitoids.
Due to this low incidence, not enough emerging adult strepsipterans from superparasitized hosts were collected to analyze numerically.