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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Belyta

Braconidae? - Belyta - female Diapriidae - Belyta - female Wasp - Belyta - male Wasp - Belyta - male   - Belyta - female Diapriidae? - Belyta Chalcidoid (?) with weird antennae - Belyta Chalcidoid (?) with weird antennae - Belyta
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 Diaprioidea
Family Diapriidae
Subfamily Belytinae
Tribe Belytini
Genus Belyta
Explanation of Names
Belyta Jurine 1807
>30 spp. in our area(1)
As of 1979, there were no host association records for any of the North American species of Belyta. One unnamed European species is said to have been reared from mycetophilid larvae. (2)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.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.