Stephanidae


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Stephanidae

[stə′fan·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A small family of the Hymenoptera in the superfamily Ichneumonoidea characterized by many-segmented filamentous antennae.
References in periodicals archive ?
Leptofoenines closely resemble parasitoids of the families Pelecinidae, Gasteruptiidae, and Stephanidae (Engel, 2009).
Species included Ichneumonidae and Braconidae (caterpillar parasitoids) and Stephanidae (ectoparasitoid of Cerambycidae).
Moreover, they made enemies of the Irish who had fought alongside the first invaders by granting their lands to these newcomers ("ad haec etiam terras Hiberniensium nostrorum, qui a primis tam Stephanidae quam comitis adventibus nobiscum fideliter steterant, novis nostris contra promissa contul[erunt]" [II.xxxvi]).