Aleiodes similis, copyright Graham Calow.

Belongs within: Doryctinae.

The Rogadinae are a group of braconid wasps that are endoparasites of Lepidoptera larvae, leaving the host mummified. Members of the tribe Yeliconini have tarsi with the telotarsus greatly enlarged and the preceding segments shortened, and the tarsal claws coarsely pectinate. The New World tribe Stiropiini is characterised by a granulate sculpture, and a a long median carina on the propodeum connected to a medium-sized areola (Achterberg 1993).

Characters (from Achterberg 1993): Inner side of eyes often distinctly emarginate; prepectal carina often present; median carina of propodeum usually at least half as long as propodeum; dorsal carinae of first metasomal tergite meeting each other and pointed posteriad; second metasomal tergite frequently with small triangular area medio-basally, tergite may be granulate; second metasomal spiracle often in notum of tergite.

    |  i. s.: CystomastaxN91
    |--+--+--Stiropius Cameron 1912BS23, A93 [Stiropiini]
    |  |  `--Polystenidea parksiBS23
    |  `--Triraphis discoideusBS23
    `--+--+--Clinocentrus [Clinocentrini]BS23
       |  |    |--C. cunctatorA93
       |  |    `--C. umbratilisA93
       |  `--+--Yelicones [Yeliconini]BS23
       |     |    |--Y. delicatusBS23
       |     |    `--Y. violaceipennisA93
       |     `--RogadiniA93
       |          |--Colastomion bicoloricorneA93
       |          |--AleiodesBS23
       |          |    |--A. malacosomatosG05
       |          |    |--A. praetorA93
       |          |    |--A. similisA93
       |          |    |--A. terminalisHR11
       |          |    `--A. testaceusPK17
       |          `--RhogasMS01
       |               |--R. bicolor Lucas 1849E12
       |               |--R. csikii Szépligeti in Mocsáry & Szépligeti 1901MS01
       |               |--R. gasteratorMS01
       |               |--R. irregularisMS01
       |               `--R. testaceus [=Alysia (Rogas) testaceus]G20
          |    |--PentaterminiA93
          |    `--Acanthormius [Lysitermini]A93
          |         `--A. sumatrensisA93
          `--Hormiinae [Hormiini]A93
               |  i. s.: Pseudohormius turkmenusA93
               |--Cedria paradoxaBS23
                     |    |--H. moniliatus [=Bracon (Hormius) moniliatus]G20
                     |    `--H. romaniA93
                        `--Chremylus elaphusBS23

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

[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.

[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[G20] Goldfuss, G. A. 1820. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte vol. 3. Handbuch der Zoologie pt 1. Johann Leonhard Schrag: Nürnberg.

[G05] Grissell, E. E. 2005. A review of North American species of Microdontomerus Crawford (Torymidae: Hymenoptera). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 14 (1): 22–65.

[HR11] Heraty, J., F. Ronquist, J. M. Carpenter, D. Hawks, S. Schulmeister, A. P. Dowling, D. Murray, J. Munro, W. C. Wheeler, N. Schiff & M. Sharkey. 2011. Evolution of the hymenopteran megaradiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60: 73–88.

[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.

[N91] Naumann, I. D. 1991. Hymenoptera (wasps, bees, ants, sawflies). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 916–1000. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[PK17] Peters, R. S., L. Krogmann, C. Mayer, A. Donath, S. Gunkel, K. Meusemann, A. Kozlov, L. Podsiadlowski, M. Petersen, R. Lanfear, P. A. Diez, J. Heraty, K. M. Kjer, S. Klopfstein, R. Meier, C. Polidori, T. Schmitt, S. Liu, X. Zhou, T. Wappler, J. Rust, B. Misof & O. Niehuis. 2017. Evolutionary history of the Hymenoptera. Current Biology 27 (7): 1013–1018.

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