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Subfamily Cremastinae

Ichneumon - male Unknown Wasp - female Ichneumon Wasp - Eiphosoma - female Wasp - male small wasp UID ichneumon Ichneumon Wasp - male Aulacus. ?
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid Wasps)
Subfamily Cremastinae
Numbers
30 genera worldwide; over 320 spp. in 11 genera north of Mexico (Temelucha and Cremastus contain the bulk of our spp.)(1)(2)(3)
Identification
Remaining vein of the areolet basad or opposite to 2m-cu by less than 0.4x length of remaining vein
Stigma of fore wing often short and broadly triangular

Eyes are often green tinted
Clypeus separated from supraclypeal area by groove
Ventral posterior corner of propleuron strongly produced as more or less angulate lobe touching or overlapping pronotum
Propodeum with regular carinal pattern, or at least with transverse carinae, on smooth/granulate/rugosopunctate surface
Range
Worldwide(4)
Food
Endoparasitoids (koinobionts) of lepidopteran and sometimes coleopteran larvae(4)