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Tribe Dacnusini

Braconid ex ?Hydrophyllum-mining agromyzid Braconid ex agromyzid ex Hydrophyllum canadense Braconid ex Thalictrum-mining agromyzid (1) - female Braconid Wasp - Trachionus Braconid Wasp - male Braconid Wasp - male Braconid Wasp - male Coelinius fore wing - Coelinius
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconids and Ichneumons)
Family Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Alysiinae
Tribe Dacnusini
Other Common Names
2-celled jaw wasps (1)
1-4 mm
Dacnusini tend to be more numerous and diverse in north temperate and boreal regions of the northern hemisphere. They have been collected from Mexico, but their distribution south of Mexico is not well known.(2)
Larvae are endoparasitoids of various fly larvae, including in Agromyzidae, Chloropidae, Ephydridae, Scathophagidae, and Drosophilidae.(2)
Life Cycle
Some oviposit in eggs of hosts and kill the host larva after it has pupated. The adult wasp emerges from the puparium.
Others oviposit in an early larval stage of the fly host.
Works Cited
1.Three new species of Chorebus from Spain (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae).
Docavo, I., J. Tormos, and M. Fischer. . 2002. Florida Entomologist.
2.Manual of the New World Genera of the Family Braconidae (Hymenoptera)
Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh, M.J. Sharkey (Eds). 1997. International Society of Hymenopterists.