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Genus Netelia

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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" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid Wasps)
Subfamily Tryphoninae
Tribe Phytodietini
Genus Netelia
Explanation of Names
Author: Gray.
Identification
Presence of an occipital carina, dark-colored ocellar area, scutellum with a lateral carina, propodeum with lateral glymmas, forewings with closed areolet and an ovipositor that projects noticeably beyond the tip of the metasoma.
Food
Larvae are often koinobionts of caterpillars.
Remarks
Species ID usually requires dissection of male genitalia.
See Also
Ophioninae: Ophion and Enicospilus are two major genera that are superficially similar to male Netelia. They differ in terms of wing venation by the lack of an areolet, lack of strong basal curve in vein Rs, and straighter vein 2m-cu (these two are further distinguished in terms of the structure of the discosubmarginal and CM cells). They also differ in the more petiolate first segment of the abdomen and more bulbous margin between the first two segments.


Ctenopelmatinae: Two less frequently observed genera with a similar appearance are Alexeter and Perlissus. They differ in terms of wing venation by the lower position of the areolet, lack of strong basal curve in vein Rs, straight vein 2cu-a, and the base of 2m-cu where it meets M being notably more distal to the areolet.


Mesochorinae: Mesochorus and Cidaphus are smaller but can have similar coloration. They differ in terms of wing venation by the distinctive rhombic areolet, lack of strong basal curve in vein Rs, and straight vein 2cu-a. The pair of rodlike claspers of males may superficially resemble the ovipositor in Netelia.
Internet References
Waspweb Iziko.