Tiphiidae


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Tiphiidae

[tə′fī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of the Hymenoptera in the superfamily Scolioidea.

Tiphiidae

 

a family of stinging insects of the order Hymenoptera. The offspring are fed the larvae of lamellicorn beetles. Tiphia femorata is common in the south of the European part of the USSR. It has a black, shiny body measuring 9–12 mm in length; it parasitizes the larvae of Amphimallon solstitialis. Two tiphiid species, Tiphia vernalis and Tiphia popillivora, were imported into the USA between 1920 and 1936 from Japan and China; they are the principal natural enemies of the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica).

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This is critical for conservationists seeking to protect the many Australian species pollinated by male wasps in the family, Tiphiidae, as females are wingless and males carry them off in a nuptial flight ending with male and female taking nectar from local plants (Alcock & Gwynne, 1987).
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These families include Ichneumonidae, Ormyridae, Eucollidae, Bethyliidae, Dryinidae, Sphecidae, Halictidae, Apidae, Tiphiidae, Mutillidae, Bradynobaenidae, Pompilidae, Vespidae and Formicidae.
Families of Collected at Collected at Number of Hymenoptera Hacienda Kiuic Specimens Collected Tabi Research Collected Station Scoliidae [check] 1 Xiphydriidae [check] 1 Formicidae [check] [check] 30 Vespidae [check] [check] 20 Apidae [check] [check] 27 Ichneumonidae [check] [check] 31 Sphecidae [check] [check] 24 Dryinidae [check] [check] 4 Pompilidae [check] [check] 4 Bradynobaenidae [check] [check] 3 Tiphiidae [check] [check] 6 Halictidae [check] [check] 9 Eucollidae [check] [check] 4 Bethyliidae [check] [check] 3 Ormyridae [check] [check] 2 Mutillidae [check] [check] 6 Braconidae [check] 7 Colletidae [check] 2 Scelionidae [check] 2 Chalcididae [check] 2 Torymidae [check] 1 Diapriidae [check] 1 Eucharitidae [check] 3 Evaniidae [check] 1 Andrenidae [check] 1 Sapygidae [check] 1
Excluding Apidae, Scoliidae (n = 1,080) and Tiphiidae (n = 628) were the most commonly observed families, with Scolia nobilitata F.
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Especially conspicuous are male Hymenoptera patrolling a series of inflorescences for females, including species of Tiphiidae, Scoliidae, Vespidae, Colletidae, Halictidae and Megachilidae.
Blooming plants are visited by large numbers of individuals of insects that feed on nectar but not pollen, including butterflies of the families Lycaenidae and Hesperiidae, and wasps of the families Sphecidae, Scoliidae, Tiphiidae and Pompilidae; this suggests a generous supply of nectar.
Hymenoptera included ants (Formicidae), 2 families of bees (Andrenidae and Halictidae), and 3 families of wasps (Sphecidae, Tiphiidae, and Vespidae).