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(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Diaprioidea)


Chasca Johnson & Musetti, 2012

Monomachus Klug, 1841


Australia, New Guinea and South America.


Parasitoids of Boreoides and Chiromyza (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) attacking the host fly eggs with the wasp larva developing in the host larva and emerging from the larva or puparia.


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Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the World. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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