Stylops is a genus of obligately endoparasitic insects in the family Stylopidae. Hosts are typically members of the order Hymenoptera. The official seal, and later logo, of the Royal Entomological Society features a male Stylops.[1]

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Stylops species: Adult male at top. Female and pupa at bottom right, B & C
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Stylops

Kirby, 1802
Stylops melittae Male; note the halteres in front of the wings
Stylops melittae females protruding from the abdomen of an Andrenid bee

The name "stylops", used without a capital "s", refers as a common name to any member of the order Strepsiptera, and not only the genus Stylops.[2]

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  1. ^ https://www.royensoc.co.uk/entomology/orders/stylops
  2. ^ Merriam-Webster: stylops broadly: an insect of the order Strepsiptera |[1]