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Species Sphecophaga vesparum

 
 
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Ichneumon-Flies of America North of Mexico: 3. Subfamily Gelinae, Tribe Mesostenini
By Henry Townes, Marjorie Townes
United States National Museum Bulletin, 216(3): 1-602, 1962
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PDF - full text

Note: Conf. Info page BugGuide
Tribe Cryptini = Mesostenini of Townes & other authors
Subfamily Cryptinae = Gelinae of Townes

Taxonomic studies of nearctic Cryptini (Ichneumonidae, Hymenoptera)
By Harry Davis Pratt
The American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 549-661, 1945
Read online free at JSTOR.

The Genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 4
By Townes H
Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Number 17, 1971
subfamilies as defined by Townes: Cremastinae, Phrudinae, Tersilochinae, Ophioninae, Mesochorinae, Metopiinae, Anomalinae, Acaenitinae, Microleptinae, Orthocentrinae, Collyriinae, Orthocentrinae, Diplazontinae, and Ichneumoninae

Note: Townes' nomenclature is not used by BugGuide

PDF on DVD available for sale through the AEI: http://www.amentinst.org/memoirs.php

The Genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 3
By Townes H
Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Number 13, 1969
subfamilies as defined by Townes: Lycorinae, Scolobatinae, and Porizontinae

Note: Townes' nomenclature is not used by BugGuide

PDF on DVD available for sale through the AEI: http://www.amentinst.org/memoirs.php

The Genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 1
By Townes H
Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Number 11, 1969
subfamilies as defined by Townes: Ephialtinae, Tryphoninae, Labiinae, Adelognathinae, Xoridinae, and Agriotypinae plus terminology, morphology, etc.

Note: Townes' nomenclature is not used by BugGuide

PDF on DVD available for sale through the AEI: http://www.amentinst.org/memoirs.php

The Genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 2
By Townes H
Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Number 12, 1969
Note: Townes' nomenclature is not used by BugGuide; his subfamily Gelinae is now Cryptinae

PDF on DVD available for sale through the AEI: http://www.amentinst.org/memoirs.php

Ichneumon-Flies of America North of Mexico: 2. Subfamilies Ephialtinae, Xoridinae, and Acaenitinae
By Henry Townes and Marjorie Townes
Bulletin - United States National Museum, Vol. 216, Part 2, pp. 1–676, 1960

Key to Ichneumonidae in New Zealand
By Schnitzler, Franz-Rudolf & Ward, Darren F
Landcare Research, 2013
While the key was designed for New Zealand, Landcare Research's "Fact Sheets' on different taxa are an excellent source for Ichneumon wasp descriptions

 
 
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