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n. pl.1.(Zool.) A group of small insects having the anterior wings rudimentary, and in the form of short and slender twisted appendages, while the posterior ones are large and membranous. They are parasitic in the larval state on bees, wasps, and the like; - called also Rhipiptera. See Illust. under Rhipipter.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The order Strepsiptera consists entirely of obligate parasites of other insects [Strepsiptera: New Latin, from Greek strepsi- = "twisted" and pteron = "wing"].
Strepsiptera, a new Order of Insects proposed; and the Characters of the Order, with those of its Genera, laid down.," Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, vol.
Its genome contains 99,000,000 base pairs of nucleotides, making it smaller than other tiny reported genomes for the body louse (105,000,000 base pairs) and the winged parasite Strepsiptera (108,000,000 base pairs), as well as the genomes of three other members of the midge family.
Polistes dominulus was found to be parasitized, or preyed upon, by species of the orders Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera and Strepsiptera in North America, Ukraine and Italy, respectively (Hughes et al., 2003; Rusina, 2008; Madden et al., 2010).
A contribution to the knowledge of Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) and Strepsiptera of Mozambique.
The Stylopidae is a small family of the Strepsiptera, one of the odder orders of insects.
saccharivora are mentioned several species of insects: egg parasitoids (two species of Hymenoptera); nymphs and adults parasitoids (one species of Hymenoptera and one species of Strepsiptera) (Guagliumi, 1953; Teran, 1980; Giraldo-Vanegas et al, 2004); predators of eggs, nymphs and adults (one species of Diptera, six of Coleoptera, five of Neuroptera, three of Hemiptera, one species each of Dermaptera and Orthoptera), and the pathogen fungii Metarrhizium sp.
The Strepsiptera problem: phylogeny of the holometabolous insect orders inferred from 18S and 28S ribosomal DNAsequences and morphology.