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Strepsiptera (parasitic insects and twisted-winged parasites)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Strepsiptera (translation: "twisted wing"', giving rise to the insects' common name, twisted-wing parasites) are an endopterygote order of insects with nine extant families making up about 600 species. The early-stage larvae and the short-lived adult males are not sessile, but most of their lives are spent as endoparasites in other insects, such as bees, wasps, leafhoppers, silverfish, and cockroaches.
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Bahiaxenidae (1)
Bohartillidae (1)
Corioxenidae (Twisted-wing parasite) (42)
Elenchidae (Twisted-wing parasite) (27)
Halictophagidae (Twisted-wing parasite) (130)
Lychnocolacidae (23)
Mengenillidae (13)
Myrmecolacidae (Twisted-wing parasite) (80)
Stylopidae (Twisted-wing parasite) (166)
Xeninae (117)

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