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Tribe Gravenhorstiini

Small, red ichneumon - Trichomma maceratum - female Ichneumon - Aphanistes rheumapterae - male Ichneumon - Agrypon prismaticum - female ichneumonid - Therion - female Parasitoid wasp? Hymenoptera - female Ichneumon Darwin 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 Anomaloninae
Tribe Gravenhorstiini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gravenhorstini (alternative spelling)
Explanation of Names
Gravenhorstiini Enderlein, 1912
named after Johann Ludwig Christian Carl Gravenhorst, a prominent German entomologist and specialist in Ichneumonidae
about 70 spp. in 16 genera in our area reported by Carlson(1); further revised by Dasch (1984)(2)
1. Agrypon (12)
2. Aphanistes (2)
3. Barylypa (6)
4. Calcaneum (1)
5. Corsoncus (6)
7. Gravenhorstia (13, combined with Erigorgus)
8. Habronyx (3 + 1 undescribed)
9. Heteropelma (1)
10. Liopterna (1)
11. Metoa (2)
12. Ophionellus (4)
13. Ophiopterus (1)
14. Parania (3)
15. Therion (11)
16. Trichomma (3)
Fore wing with areolet open or closed; if open, then remaining vein basal, opposite, or apical to vein 2m-cu by less than two-fifths length of remaining vein. Head in dorsal view with lateral ocellus separated from occipital carina by less than its largest diameter and occipital carina approximately level with ocellus (3).
Works Cited
1.Carlson R.W. () Ichneumonidae catalog
2.Ichneumon-flies of America north of Mexico: 9. Subfamilies Theriinae and Anomaloninae
Clement E. Dasch. 1984. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, no. 36: 1-610.
3.Hymenoptera of the world: an identification guide to families
Goulet H., Huber J., eds. 1993. Agriculture Canada Publication 1894/E. 668 pp.