Members of the family Mymaridae are obligate parasitoids of insect eggs, and some species attack the eggs of aquatic insects. Only one account of egg parasitism by the mymarid genus Anaphes on Diptera has been disclosed in the literature. Bakkendorf (1971) bred Anaphes autumnalis Foerster from an egg of Tipula autumnalis Loew.
Thier, R. W.; Zack, Richard S.; and Foote, B. A.
"Anaphes (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) Reared from the Eggs of a Shore Fly (Diptera: Ephydridae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 9
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol9/iss4/8