Braconidae

Belongs within: Apocrita.Contains: Urosigalphini, Brachistinae, Macrocentrinae, Orgilinae, Euphorinae, Sigalphinae, Agathidinae, Cheloninae, Cardiochilinae, Microgastrinae, Aphidiinae, Rhyssalinae, Doryctinae. The Braconidae are a diverse assemblage of parasitoid wasps with the second recurrent vein absent from the fore wing, cell R in the hind wing shorter than the submarginal vein or absent, and metasomal tergites 3 and 4 rigidly… Continue reading Braconidae

Euphorinae

Belongs within: Braconidae. The Euphorinae are a diverse group of endoparasitic braconid wasps bearing fore wings with a curved RS vein and vein Cu1b unsclerotised or absent. Members attack insects belonging to a range of orders including Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Heteroptera and Orthoptera. They are somewhat unusual in that they often attack adult hosts. Members of… Continue reading Euphorinae

Cheloninae

Belongs within: Braconidae. The Cheloninae are a cosmopolitan group of braconid wasps endoparasitic on larval Lepidoptera, characterised by the modification of the metasomal tergites into a rigid carapace (Achterberg 1993). The sutures remain visible in the genera Phanerotoma and Phanerotomella but are completely effaced in Ascogaster and Chelonus (Naumann 1991). Characters (from Achterberg 1993): Hypoclypeal… Continue reading Cheloninae

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Agathidinae

Belongs within: Braconidae. The Agathidinae are a cosmopolitan group of braconid wasps endoparasitic on larvae of Lepidoptera, characterised by their distinctive wing venation (Achterberg 1993). Many species are black and orange or yellow in coloration (Naumann 1991). Characters (from Achterberg 1993): Marginal cell of forewing extremely narrow and rather long; vein m-cu of forewing more… Continue reading Agathidinae

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Macrocentrinae

Belongs within: Braconidae. The Macrocentrinae are a cosmopolitan group of braconid wasps endoparasitic on larval Lepidoptera (Achterberg 1993). Characters (from Achterberg 1993): Hypoclypeal depression absent; occipital carina absent; middle lobe of mesoscutum more or less protruding above lateral lobes; vein SR1 of fore wing completely sclerotized, tubular, reaching margin of wing, resulting in closed marginal… Continue reading Macrocentrinae

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