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 linear regression of this relationship gives the following model for one strepsipteran developing in a host: Strepsipteran head width = 0.
When three strepsipterans develop in the same host, their size appears to be reduced from what would be expected when only a single strepsipteran utilizes a host.
Size has often been used in distinguishing strepsipteran species (Kifune & Hirashima 1980).