Pimplini

Belongs within: Pimplinae.Contains: Xanthopimpla, Pimpla. The Pimplini are a group of ichneumon wasps that mostly develop as endoparasites in lepidopteran pupae. The Indo-Australian Nomosphecia attack vespid larvae. Final instar larvae of the Xanthopimpla and Pimpla groups have a strongly developed epistomal arch and totally reduced hypostoma whereas the hypostoma remains well developed in Theronia and… Continue reading Pimplini

Groteini

Belongs within: Labeninae. The Groteini are a group of ichneumon wasps parasitic on bees with larval development being completed on the pollen store (Gauld 1984). They are characterised by a large, exposed labrum and four to eight hamuli in a large, basal cluster on the hind wing (Wahl 1996). Groteini [Labiini]G84 |–Grotea [incl. Echthropsis, Macrogrotea]W96… Continue reading Groteini

Glyptini

Belongs within: Ichneumonidae. The Glyptini are a group of ichneumon wasps characterised by the presence of distinct oblique impressions on the second abdominal tergite; further impressions may also be present on the third and fourth tergites (Gauld 1984). Characters (from Gauld 1984): Mandible simply bidentate, upper tooth not or only slightly broader than lower; propodeum… Continue reading Glyptini

Atrophini

Belongs within: Ichneumonidae. The Atrophini are a group of endoparasitic ichneumon wasps with a reduced hypostoma (Gauld 1984). Characters (from Gauld 1984): Mandible simply bidentate, upper tooth not or only slightly broader than lower; propodeum without carinae or with strong posterior transverse carina; hind wing with cu-a at most 1.5 times as long as first… Continue reading Atrophini

Platylabini

Belongs within: Ichneumoninae. The Platylabini are a group of ichneumonid wasps that parasitise geometroid moths, particularly Geometridae (Gauld 1984). Characters (from Gauld 1984): Clypeus convex; speculum punctate; propodeal apophyses present; petiole dorsally flatted, O-shaped in cross-section, usually with carina between tergite and sternite; apex of gaster usually truncated. PlatylabiniG84 |–Neolevansa Gauld 1984G84 | `–*N. hirsuta… Continue reading Platylabini