Biosystematics of Chalcididae (Chalcidoidea: Hymenoptera)

Narendran, T. C. ; Amareswara Rao, S. (1987) Biosystematics of Chalcididae (Chalcidoidea: Hymenoptera) Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Animal Sciences, 96 (5). pp. 543-550. ISSN 0253-4118

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The Chalcididae represent a large group of parasitic Hymenoptera which parasitise pupal or larval stages of various insects including several pests. Their phylogeny is not so far clearly known, but a Eurytomid-Torymid line of accent could be postulated. There is a general resemblance in their adult behaviour such as emergence, courtship, mating, oviposition, feeding etc. Their hosts belong to Lepidoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Neuroptera, Coleoptera and Strepsiptera.

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Keywords:Chalcididae; Biosystematics
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