Database Details : Global Strepsiptera Database

Full name: Global Strepsiptera Database UPDATED!
Short name: Strepsiptera Database
Version: Sep 2017
Release date: 2017-09-01
Authors/editors: Kathirithamby J.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Strepsiptera
English name of the group: Twisted-winged parasites
Number of living species 602
Number of living infraspecific taxa 2
Number of extinct species: 11
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 231
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 846
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
Bibliographic citation: Kathirithamby J. (2018). Strepsiptera Database: Global Strepsiptera Database (version Sep 2017). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2018 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.