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Tribe Cryptini

Parasitic Wasp ? - Mesostenus thoracicus - male Ichneumon from promethea moth cocoon - Gambrus amoenus - male Fly or wasp? - male 5002792 - female Ichneumon Wasp - male Ichneumon Wasp - Messatoporus discoidalis - male Female, Cryptina - Compsocryptus - female Unknown Wasp - Lanugo
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 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)