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Subfamily Myzininae

wasp - Myzinum - male Five-banded Tiphiid Wasp - Myzinum quinquecinctum - female Bee Wolf? Sand Wasp? - Myzinum quinquecinctum - female Myzinium quinquecinctum male TWR Dixon - Myzinum quinquecinctum - male Unknown Wasp on Late Boneset - Myzinum - female Possible Symmorphus wasp - Myzinum obscurum - female Myzinum carolinianum? - Myzinum - female wasp - Myzinum maculatum - female
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 Thynnoidea
Family Thynnidae (Thynnid Wasps)
Subfamily Myzininae
Explanation of Names
Myzininae Borner 1919
Numbers
a single genus with 10 spp. in our area • ~200 spp. in 9 genera total (Bartalucci 2004)(1)
Range
worldwide
Food
Myzinini (New World) are ectoparasitoids of subterranean scarabaeid larvae; species of the Old World tribes Mesini & Meriini parasitize cerambycid and tenebrionid larvae, respectively(2)