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Subfamily Braconinae

Red wasp - braconid? - Vipio - female Ichneumon Wasp? Wasp? - Atanycolus Small parasitic wasp - female an ichneumon? - female Tiny wasp 2mm - Bracon - male Subfamily Braconinae? - female braconid? - Atanycolus - female
Classification
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 Braconinae
Numbers
>2,000 spp. total(1)
Size
~2-8 mm (some even larger)
Identification
sometimes black, red, orange and white coloration
sometimes with dark or yellow-banded wings
female usually with long ovipositor
hind wing vein M+CU short, less than 1/2 length of 1M (diagram)

For morphological diagrams and terms, see(2)
Range
worldwide(1)
Food
In most species, larvae feed on larvae of Lepidoptera or Coleoptera. Some feed on concealed dipterous one sawfly larvae. In smaller species, adult female feeding on hosts is common.(1)
Life Cycle
idiobiont ectoparasitoids; across the subfamily, solitary and gregarious parasitism occur.(1)
Remarks
Several species are used for biocontrol of agricultural and forest pests in North America. One of these is important in controlling the Boll Weevil. Others contribute to what natural control exists of bark beetle forest pests.(1)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.A Revision of the Tetrasphaeropyx Ashm. Lineage of the Genus Aleiodes Wesmael (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae)
Fortier, Joseph C. 2009. Magnolia Press.