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Genus Syntretus

Wasp - Syntretus - female Wasp - Syntretus - 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 Euphorinae
Genus Syntretus
Explanation of Names
Syntretus Forster 1862
Identification
Characteristic wing venation; wing venation closely resembles the euphorine Falcosyntretus. Can be distinguished from Falcosyntretus by the propodeum areolate, with many ridges, rather than more or less smooth, as in Falcosyntretus. Wharton et al. 1997(1)
Range
widespread
Food
Females oviposit into adult ichneumonid wasps and adult bees.
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.