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Genus Bassus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconids and Ichneumons)
Family Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Agathidinae
Genus Bassus
Identification
There are three main Agathidine genera with the "long face" (Agathus, Bassus, and Cremnops). Agathus is almost always entirely black, whereas Bassus and Cremnops are red & black. Cremnops has a carina extending from the lateral margin of the antenna to the lateral ocelli. The carina is absent in Bassus. (Comment by Dr. Mike Sharkey).
Remarks
According to Dr. Sharkey, the more recent redefinition of the genus Bassus leaves no species of that genus in North America or Hawaii. See Lytopylus for Bug Guide photos previously placed in Bassus.