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Subfamily Tiphiinae

Sawflies - Paratiphia texana ID for a hymenopteran? - Paratiphia MN Aug - female 07Jun2017.BF.PF.hymen5 - Tiphia - female Tiphiid Paratiphia? - male Hymenoptera ID requested - Paratiphia Tiphiid Wasps? - Paratiphia
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Tiphioidea
Family Tiphiidae (Tiphiid Wasps)
Subfamily Tiphiinae
Numbers
141 spp. in 5 genera in our area:(1)(2)
1. Epomidiopteron (1 sp.)
2. Krombeinia (4 spp.)
3. Neotiphia (12 spp.)
4. Paratiphia (27 spp.)
5. Tiphia (97 spp.)
Identification
Key to genera
The following key is based on Allen (1966).(3)

1a. Forewing with a vein bisecting the first cubital (submarginal) cell ..................................... 2
1b. Forewing lacking a vein bisecting the first cubital (submarginal) cell (may be incomplete) .... 3

2a. Body with conspicuous spots, wings dark and completely opaque ..................................... Epomidiopteron
2b. Body black without spots, wings hyaline to smoky but never opaque ................................. Paratiphia

3a. T2-T4 lacking ribbon-like apical fasciae, median area of S6 broadly impunctate .................. Tiphia
3b. T2-T4 with conspicuous ribbon-like apical fasciae, median area of S6 not impunctate .......... 4

4a. Mouthparts broad, tegulae usually longer than wide ........................................................ Krombeinia
4b. Mouthparts elongate, tegulae usually wider than long ..................................................... Neotiphia
Range
transcontinental
Print References
Allen, H. W. 1962. Species of Paratiphia (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae) with dark mandibles in the male. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 88(4): 225-234.
Allen, H. W. 1962. Types of Tiphiinae (Hymenoptera) in the British Museum (Natural History). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 88(1): 21-75.
Allen, H. W. 1965. Tiphiinae (Hymenoptera; Tiphiidae) of Western North America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 117: 45-115.
Allen, H. W. 1966. A revision of the Tiphiinae (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae) of eastern North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 92: 231-356.
Allen, H. W. 1968. A monographic study of the genus Paratiphia. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 94: 25-109.
Allen, H. W. 1971. A monographic study of the genus Tiphia (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae) of western North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 97: 201-359.
Internet References
Fauna Europaea - European Tiphiinae
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., David R. Smith, and B. D. Burks. 1979. Smithsonian Institution Press.
2.Nomina Insecta Nearctica
Poole, Robert W. Nearctica.com, Inc.
3.A Revision of the Tiphiinae (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae) of Eastern North America
Allen, H.W. 1966. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Vol. 92, No. 2, pp. 231-356.