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Subfamily Bethylinae

small wasp - Goniozus Mystery Wasp - Goniozus Wasp? - Goniozus Bethylidae? - Goniozus Unknown wasp (or something) - Goniozus Wasp - Goniozus asperulus - female Bethylid? - Goniozus Wasp - Goniozus - female
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 Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo Wasps and Allies)
Family Bethylidae
Subfamily Bethylinae
40 spp. in 4 genera in our area, 7 genera total(1)(2)
Parasitoids of Lepidoptera caterpillars feeding in concealed situations e.g. leaf rollers, case bearers or stem borers; if exposed caterpillars are targeted they are then stung and dragged by the female to a concealed situation such as a crevice(3)