Strepsiptera

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Strepsiptera

[strep′sip·tə·rə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of the Coleoptera that is coextensive with the family Stylopidae.
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One difference in strepsipteran life history is that the first instar larva is responsible for host selection (Kathirithamby 1989); as opposed to host searching by the female in Hymenoptera.
Paired specimens, consisting of the ant host and its corresponding strepsipteran parasite, were placed in vials and preserved in 80% ethyl alcohol to be later measured.
The strepsipteran Caenocholax fenyesi Pierce sensu lato has been recorded from Mexico and the southern United States (Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) (Kathirithamby & Taylor 2005).
Also in that habitat, dryinids (Hymenoptera) and strepsipterans parasitized the most abun dant leafhoppers inhabiting edge grasses in winter, including S.