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Subfamily Tersilochinae

Wasp with an upcurved ovipositor - female Ichneumonidae - female Small Wasp on acorn - female Potential Braconid Potential Braconid Braconidae? - female tiny hymenoptera, red-orange abdomen Small Wasp in Blossoms - 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