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Genus Atanycolus

Braconid - Atanycolus - female Braconid Wasp - Atanycolus - female Braconid? - Atanycolus - male Atanycolus - male Braconid Wasp Genus Atanycolus Female - Atanycolus - female Hymenoptera - Atanycolus - female Ichneumon Wasp (?) - Atanycolus - female male braconid - Atanycolus - male
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 Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Braconinae
Genus Atanycolus
Ah tan ee KOH luss
Nearctica lists 36 species.
5+ mm
Next to impossible to identify this genus from images alone, however it is one of the more common genera in the subfamily. Identification of images on this guide page are NOT absolute!

Per Dr. Scott Shaw: "The form of the first antennal segment (scape) is distinctive for the genus, being sharply excavated at both base and apex."

Scape structure

Wing venation
In New World, Canada to Costa Rica. Common in temperate part of range.(1)
Woodland habitats for the most part.
Parasites of woodboring beetle larvae, especially metallic wood-boring beetles (Buprestidae) and longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae).(1)
Again, identifications of images here are not absolute. Some images may be of related genera.
Atanycolus pupal remains that was found under loose bark of a fallen Eastern White Pine in Missouri.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Manual of the New World Genera of the Family Braconidae (Hymenoptera)
Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh, M.J. Sharkey (Eds). 1997. International Society of Hymenopterists.