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HYMENOPTERA, Roproniidae (Proctotrupoidea) (--  <Images> & <Juveniles>


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         Roproniidae. -- There are three rare North American species of Ropronia. The adults are 8-12 mm long and have a laterally flattened, triangular and petiolate abdomen and a more or less complete venation in the front wing.  The immature stages are parasitoids of sawflies.


Key references are Townes (1948) Yasumatsu (1956), Hedqvist (1959), Chao (1962), He (1983), Lin (1987), and Madl (1991) described several species from the Palearctic and Oriental regions.



References:   Please refer to  <biology.ref.htm>, [Additional references may be found at: MELVYL Library]


He, J. & X. Chen.  1991.  Xiphyropronia gen.nov., a new genus of the Roproniidae (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea) from China. Canadian journal of zoology, 69: 1717-1719. ISSN: 1480-3283 doi: 10.1139/z91-239