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Related to Chalcididae: Cynipidae, Chalcidoidea
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Noun1.Chalcididae - an arthropod family including: chalcidflies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Hymenoptera, order Hymenoptera - an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.
chalcid, chalcid fly, chalcid wasp, chalcidfly - any of various tiny insects whose larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other insects; many are beneficial in destroying injurious insects
jointworm, strawworm - larva of chalcid flies injurious to the straw of wheat and other grains
Chalcis, genus Chalcis - type genus of the Chalcididae
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Wood (1982) reported among the Hymenoptera containing parasitoids of scolytines the families Braconidae, Bethylidae, Chalcididae, Diapriidae, Encyrtidae, Eulophidae, Eupelmidae, Eurytomidae, Gasteruptiidae, Ichneumonidae, Mymaridae, Podagrionidae, Proctotrupidae, Pteromalidae, and Torymidae.
4 Cimbicidae 1 Argidae 1 Ichneumonidae 1 2 Braconidae 14 13 Eulophidae 5 8 Encyrtidae 4 3 Eupelmidae 2 Chalcididae 1 2 Torymidae 116 64 Agaonidae 81 52 Pteromalidae 34 14 Eurytomidae 9 7 Perilampidae 3 7 Figitidae 1 Cynipidae 2 3 Ceraphronidae 3 Proctotrupidae 1 Platygasteridae 1 1 Bethylidae Sierolomorphidae Formicidae 12 67 Sphecidae 1 2 Apidae 4 Andrenidae 1 Megachilidae 2 Halictidae 1 Diptera 27.
Chalcididae, Eurytomidae, Torymidae, Ormyridae , Perilampidae, Eucharidae.
All the representatives of Chalcididae behave as parasites and most involve Lepidoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Coleoptera (Grissell and Schauff, 1990).
Ten families of the order Hymenoptera were collected at the relatively undisturbed dry tropical forest of Kiuic Research Station, but not at the more disturbed area of Hacienda Tabi: Evaniidae, Braconidae, Torymidae, Eucharitidae, Chalcididae, Diapriidae, Scelionidae, Colletidae, Andrenidae and Sapygidae.