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Proctotrupoidea (parasitic hymenoptera)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Hymenopteran superfamily Proctotrupoidea is a somewhat confusing assemblage of taxa, with new families being added (or removed) with surprising frequency, and very little to unify them all into a single natural group. It seems quite likely that the superfamily, as presently understood, is polyphyletic, consisting of at least two groups of otherwise unrelated wasps that have been lumped together because of superficial similarities and historical artifacts of classification.
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Family

Heloridae (helorids) (1)
Pelecinidae (pelecinid wasps and pelecinids) (1)
Vanhorniidae (vanhorniids) (1)

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