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Subfamily Xoridinae

Is this a wasp? - Odontocolon - female Ichneumon with long ovipositor - Odontocolon - female What Type of Insect is this please? - female Ichneumon male? - Odontocolon - male Ichneumon male? - Odontocolon - male ichneumon - Odontocolon - female ICHNUMON FLY 1 - Odontocolon Hymenoptera. Ichneumonidae. - Xorides albopictus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
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)
*Genus not yet in the guide: Ischnoceros (1 sp., ne. CA)
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)