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Subfamily Metopiinae

Ichneumon wasp? - Colpotrochia crassipes Ichneumon - Colpotrochia crassipes - female wasp - Leurus caeruliventris Wasp Thin wasp - Metopius Unknown wasp - Metopius Blue-black Wasp on Goldenrod - Metopius Hypsicera sp. - Hypsicera - female
Classification
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 Ichneumonoidea (Braconids and Ichneumons)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumon Wasps)
Subfamily Metopiinae
Explanation of Names
Author: Förster, 1869.
Numbers
26 genera worldwide; ca. 150 spp. in 18 genera north of Mexico(1)(2)
Identification
Bulging shield-like face.
Range
Worldwide(1)
Food
Endoparasitoids of Lepidoptera(3)
Print References
Townes, H. & M. Townes (1959), "Ichneumon-flies of America north of Mexico: 1. Subfamily Metopiinae", United States National Museum Bulletin 216(1): 1-318.(4)