A calcidoid wasp also referred to in the scientific literature as Nasonia brevicornis and Nasonia vitripennis. The wasp is often used for classroom demonstrations of parthenogenesis (q.v.). In the laboratory, it is provided with pupae of the fly Sarcophaga bullata to parasitize. See Classification, Arthropoda, Insecta, Hymenoptera.
Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.