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Genus Glyptapanteles

Glyptapanteles lateral - Glyptapanteles - female Glyptapanteles dorsal - Glyptapanteles - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Microgastrinae
Genus Glyptapanteles
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glyptapanteles Ashmead 1904. Formerly Apanteles Foerster in part (Muesebeck 1920); vitipennis-, octonarius-pallipes-, siderion- demeter-, fraternus- and triangulator- groups of Apanteles (Nixon 1965), and the above groups designated by Nixon plus thompsoni- and liparidis- groups (Papp 1983).
Numbers
About 120 described species world-wide (Yu 2012[cite:1090640]
Size
about 3 mm
Range
Cosmopolitan; common and diverse (see "counts" above)
Food
Caterpillars of macrolepidoptera including Pyraloidea. (Whitfield, J.R. 1997. Family Microgastrinae. In:(1))
Life Cycle
Solitary or gregarious koinobiont endoparasitoids. Click here for terminology.
Print References
Muesebeck, C.F.W. 1920. A revision of the North american specie of the ichneumon-flies belonging to the genus Apanteles. Proccedings of the United States National Museum 58:483-576.
Nixon, G.E.J. 1965. A reclassification of the tribe Microgasterini (Hyenoptera: Braconidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 22:33-72.
Papp, J. 1983. A survey of the European species of Apanteles Foerster (Hymenoptera, Braconidae: Microastrinae). VII. The carbonarius-, circumscriptus-, fraternus-, pallipes-, parasitellae-, vitripennis-, liparidis-, octonarius-, and thompsoni- group. Annales historic-naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 75:247-283.
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.