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Subfamily Tersilochinae

Braconid? - female wasp - female Ichneumon Wasp - Allophrys divaricata - male 6014659 Ichneumonoid - female Wasp - male Ichneumonoid - female Tiny wasp w/long ovipositor tiny wasp - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid Wasps)
Subfamily Tersilochinae
Explanation of Names
Tersilochinae Schmiedeknecht 1910
19 genera worldwide, over 20 spp. in 9 genera north of Mexico(1)(2)
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)
Used as biocontrol agents