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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Due to this low incidence, not enough emerging adult strepsipterans from superparasitized hosts were collected to analyze numerically.
One of the interesting features of stylopization (infestation of a host by a strepsipteran) in aculeate Hymenoptera is the tendency of host by a strepsipteran) in aculeate Hymenoptera is the tendency of parasitized adults to be "intersexes" with a mix of male and female characters (Salt 1927).
These parasitoids, the strepsipteran Elenchus koebelei and the dryinid Pseudogonatopus arizonicus were found in only 8.3% and 0.03%, respectively, of hosts sampled.