Macrocentrinae

Female Macrocentrus marginator, copyright Jaime Fuest.

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 cell distally; vain 2-CU of hind wing absent; anterior side of all trochantelli with (sub)apical comb of short pegs, exceptionally pegs absent on hind trochantellus; metasoma connected to propodeum somewhat above hind coxae.

MacrocentrinaeA93
|--AustrozeleBS23
| |--A. takasuaeA93
| `--A. uniformisA93
`--+--HymenochaoniaBS23
`--MacrocentrusBS23
|--M. aloxA93
|--M. ancylivorusA71
|--M. collarisA93
|--M. gravitarsis Muesebeck 1938M38
|--M. infumatuus Muesebeck 1938M38
|--M. marginatorMS01
|--M. nigridorsis Viereck 1924 [incl. M. harrisi DeGant 1930]M38
|--M. pallipesA93
|--M. pallisteriM38
|--M. pectoralis Provancher 1880 [incl. M. fuscipennis Muesebeck 1932]M38
|--M. rubromaculatusM83
|--M. terminalisM38
`--M. uniformisM38

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[A93] Achterberg, C. van. 1993. Illustrated key to the subfamilies of the Braconidae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea). Zoologische Verhandelingen 283: 1–189.

[A71] Askew, R. R. 1971. Parasitic Insects. Heinemann Educational Books: London.

[BS23] Blaimer, B. B., B. F. Santos, A. Cruaud, M. W. Gates, R. R. Kula, I. Mikó, J.-Y. Rasplus, D. R. Smith, E. J. Talamas, S. G. Brady & M. L. Buffington. 2023. Key innovations and the diversification of Hymenoptera. Nature Communications 14: 1212.

[M83] Martin, N. A. 1983. Miscellaneous observations on a pasture fauna: an annotated species list. DSIR Entomology Division Report 3: 1–98.

[MS01] Mocsáry, A., & V. Szépligeti. 1901. Hymenopterák [Hymenopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 121–169. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[M38] Muesebeck, C. F. W. 1938. New species and synonymy in the genus Macrocentrus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 40 (6): 170–172.

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