stylops

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stylops

(ˈstaɪlɒps)
n, pl -lopes (-ləˌpiːz)
(Animals) any insect of the order Strepsiptera, including the genus Stylops, living as a parasite in other insects, esp bees and wasps: the females remain in the body of the host but the males move between hosts
[C19: New Latin, from Greek, from stulos a pillar + ōps an eye, from the fact that the male insect has stalked compound eyes]
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Each of these individuals had a single, empty, male stylopid puparium exposed under the [4.
This may be significant as the first step in host infestation takes place at flowers where planidial larvae released by the mature female stylopid are either ingested or packed into the scopae by visiting female bees.
All stylopids are endoparasites of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) (Kathirithamby 2009).