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Subfamily Xoridinae

Ichneumon Ichneumid wasp - Xorides - female Ichneumon - Xorides stigmapterus Ichneumon - Xorides calidus - female Wasp - Odontocolon - female ichneumon - Odontocolon - female Hymenoptera - Odontocolon Ichneumonid ID - Odontocolon
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 Xoridinae
Explanation of Names
Author: Shuckard, 1840.
Just over 200 spp. in 4 genera worldwide; 50 spp. in 4 genera north of Mexico(1)(2)
Fore wing 2.8-25.0 mm(3)
All Genera:
Areolet absent
Tarsal claws simple
Spiracle of T1 at or anterior to middle
Large robust wasps
Notauli deep
Sternaulus absent (sometimes present but short)
Ovipositor without dorsal subapical notch

Some Genera:
Toothed hind femora
Inflated and twisted fore and mid tibia
Worldwide, but mostly Holarctic(1)
Mature forests.
Hosts are larvae (sometimes also pupae or adults) of wood-boring beetles (mostly Cerambycidae) and horntails (Siricidae); some species are at least facultatively hyperparasitic(3); van Noort(4) lists wider host range:
Coleoptera: Anobiidae, Bostrichidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionidae, Elateridae, Melandryidae
Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae, Sesiidae
Hymenoptera: Cephidae, Siricidae, Xiphydriidae
Print References
Townes, H. & M. Townes. 1960. Ichneumon-flies of America North of Mexico: 2. Subfamilies Ephialtinae, Xoridinae, Acaenitinae. United States National Museum Bulletin, 216(2): 1-676. (Relevant Section Here)(5)