Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconids and Ichneumons)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumon Wasps)
a single genus with 21 described species worldwide, 2 in the Nearctic region(1)
easily recognized by their characteristically modified fore wing venation (vein 1cu-a is far distad the base of vein Rs&M), elongate first metasomal segment inserted above the hind coxae, and color (usually yellow with extensive black markings)(1)
Contributed by Bob Carlson on 17 January, 2010 - 10:31am Additional contributions by v belov Last updated 4 February, 2010 - 10:12pm
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