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Tribe Cryptini

Ichneumonidae, again! - female Mesostenus -  - Mesostenus - female Echthrus sp. Ichneumonidae - Echthrus - female Red Ichneumon Wasp - female Wasp - possibly Sphecid? - Acroricnus stylator - female hymenoptera 1 - Cryptus albitarsis - female Wasp - Cryptus moschator - male Banchinae - Messatoporus compressicornis
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 Cryptinae
Tribe Cryptini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Mesostenini of Townes & other authors
Numbers
the largest tribe in the subfamily with 15 subtribes and 236 genera recognized worldwide, 11 subtribes and 39 genera with 234 spp. represented in NA(1)(2)
Range
worldwide; more diverse in the tropics(2)
Remarks
unlike Aptesini and Hemitelini, Cryptini search for hosts primarily among foliage (rather than in the soil or ground litter) and have larger average size(2)