Full name: Global Strepsiptera Database
Short name: Strepsiptera Database
Version: 1, Dec 2012
Release date: 2012-12-01
Authors/editors: Kathirithamby J.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Strepsiptera
English name of the group: Twisted-winged parasites
Number of species: 601
Number of infraspecific taxa: 2
Number of synonyms: 248
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 851
Abstract: 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.
Organization: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK
Website: http://rameau.snv.jussieu.fr/cgi-bin/strepsiptera.pl