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    • Twisted-winged Parasites
    • Twisted-winged Insects
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    • Strepsiptera

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Date

August 8, 2012
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Description from Wikipedia

The Strepsiptera (translation: twisted wing, giving rise to the insects' common name, twisted-wing parasites) are an endopterygote order of insects with nine extant families making up about 600 species. The early-stage larvae and the short-lived adult males are non-sessile, but most of their lives are spent as endoparasites in other insects, such as bees, wasps, leafhoppers, silverfish, and cockroaches.

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