A large superfamily in the order Hymenoptera, suborder Apocrita. It includes the fig wasps, some seed feeders and a large number of parasitic and hyperparasitic insects, such as the Aphelinidae, Aphidiidae, Braconidae, Chalcididae, Encyrtidae, Eulophidae, Ichneumonidae, Perilampidae and Pteromalidae.
Noyes, J.S. 2012. Universal Chalcidoidea Database. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/chalcidoids. Version as of June 2012