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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Superfamily Ichneumonoidea - Braconids and Ichneumons


Dicky Sick Ki Yu (1997-2015) Home of Ichneumonoidea (Taxapad)
[cite:650027]
excellent resource, although the name of the site is a misnomer: actually, it's a set of several separate projects designed to cover eventually all the living organisms.

Genera Ichneumonorum Nearcticae (2014)
[cite:369531]

This comprehensive resource, developed and maintained by Ian Gauld and David Wahl of the American Entomological Institute, aims to provide up-to-date information about the taxonomy and biology of North American Ichneumonidae, with more detailed treatment and keys to the Nearctic genera/species of a number of [mostly minor] subfamilies, incl. Acaenitinae, Brachycyrtinae, Collyriinae, Lycorininae, Ophioninae, Poemeniinae, Rhyssinae, Stilbopinae, and Xoridinae.

Naturedocumentaries.org: Giant Ichneumon (Megarhyssa macrurus) Ovipositing
A really nice description of how Megarhysssa oviposition works. With video.

Biology, early stages and description of a new species of Adelognathus Holmgren (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Adelognathinae)
Detailed biology and life history of a British species of Adelognathinae

Ichneumonidae: Orthopelmatinae and Anomaloninae
Includes diagrams of diagnostic morphological features of the subfamilies and biological information. Published in 1977

Broad G. (2011) Identification key to the subfamilies of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera)
[cite:369494]
A helpful illustrated key designed with the fauna of British Isles in mind but giving good idea of the features used to separate ichneumonoid families and most of the ichneumonid subfamilies in our area, too

Carlson R.W. () Ichneumonidae catalog
[cite:359178]
A catalog of the ichneumon wasps north of Mexico (taxonomy, hosts, distribution, references); part of the Database of Hymenoptera in America north of Mexico

Classification and Systematics of the Ichneumonidae
David Wahl's catalog of generic and higher names within Ichneumonidae is updated based on new publications and is the classification used by BugGuide. Names from Townes' revisions should be checked against this list for current status.