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Subfamily Tersilochinae

Ichneumon Wasp - Allophrys divaricata - male wasp Small Wasp on acorn - female Ichneumonid - female Very small wasp - Allophrys divaricata - male Ichneumon wasp--Orthopelma? Braconidae? - female Braconid Wasp - 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 Ichneumonidae (Ichneumon Wasps)
Subfamily Tersilochinae
Explanation of Names
Tersilochinae Schmiedeknecht 1910
Numbers
19 genera worldwide, over 20 spp. in 9 genera north of Mexico(1)(2)
Range
Worldwide(1)
Food
internal larval parasites of Coleoptera (e.g., Tersilochus conotracheli parasitizes Conotrachelus weevils, incl. the plum curculio, but some have been reared from an eriocraniid moth and Allophroides spp. from xyelid sawflies(2)
Remarks
Used as biocontrol agents