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Subfamily Meteorinae

Eggs or cocoons - Meteorus wasp - female Braconid - Meteorus wasp - Meteorus Orange meadow ichneumonoid - Meteorus Parasitic wasp - Meteorus - female Braconidae, dorsal, abdomen & wings - Meteorus - female Wasp - Meteorus
Classification
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 Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Meteorinae
Pronunciation
Meteorinae = meteor EYE nee
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
This group is variably considered to be its own subfamily, Meteorinae, or as a tribe, Meteorini, under the subfamily Euphorinae.
Identification
first metasomal tergite petiolate (very narrow) basally, flaring apically, becoming much wider
fore wing vein 3RSb long, straight, ending near wing apex
2nd submarginal cell rhombic or quadrate in shape
Range
World wide
Habitat
Where plant-feeding Lepidoptera or wood-boring Coleoptera are found. (Shaw, S.R. 1997. Subfamily Meteorinae. In:(1)
Food
Larvae are parasitoids of larval Lepidoptera or Coleoptera.
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.