Strepsiptera database is a database on Strepsiptera parasitoïd group.
Strepsiptera (commonly known as twisted-winged parasites) is an order of
holometabolous insects with twelve families (one fossil genus undescribed
as a family), making up about six hundred species so far with several
cryptic species to be described. The 1st instar larvae and the short-lived
adult males are the only free-living stages (except in the family
Mengenillidae). The larval stages and the neotenic females are
endoparasites. The hosts include insects such as bees, wasps, leafhoppers,
silverfish, cockroaches, grasshoppers, mantids, crickets and fruitflies.