Tiphiidae

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Tiphiidae

[tə′fī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of the Hymenoptera in the superfamily Scolioidea.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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 also is known for other members of the Hymenoptera, including local species such as native Flower Wasps (Tiphiidae) and European Wasps Vespula germanica (Hassan 1992; Birtchnell et al.