Stylopidae is a family of twisted-winged insects in the order Strepsiptera. There are about 15 genera and more than 330 described species in Stylopidae.[1][2][3]

Temporal range: Priabonian–Recent
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Stylops childreni
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Strepsiptera
Family: Stylopidae
Kirby, 1813
  • Hylecthridae Pierce, 1908

Members of Stylopidae are parasitic insects. Host insects of this family that are afflicted are referred to as being "stylopized".[4]



  1. ^ a b "Stylopidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  2. ^ "Stylopidae". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  3. ^ Salt, George; Bequaert, Joseph (1929). "Stylopized Vespidae". 36 (3). doi:10.1155/1929/78563. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ R. Kulicka. 2001. New genera and species of Strepsiptera from the Baltic amber. Prace Muzeum Ziemi 46:3-16