Genus : Incertae sedis 124
Family: Stylopidae (Insecta/Strepsiptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal
A parasite which was found in a wasp Dasyproctus bipunctatus. The males are free living but the females lack wings, legs and antennae and spend their lives as internal parasites of other insects. Only the head and thorax of the female protrude from between the segments of the host's abdomen. There is a slit between the head and the thorax through which fertilization takes place. Large numbers of tiny mobile larvae emerge from this slit to find new hosts.