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Tribe Cryptini

Ichneumonid - female Wasp - Messatoporus discoidalis - female black and red  Ichneumon Wasp - Cryptus albitarsis - female Cryptus albitarsis? - Cryptus albitarsis Ichneumon Wasp - Cryptanura spinaria Compsocryptus Ichneumon  - Messatoporus discoidalis Female Compsocryptus ?? in the Cryptini foraging in winter - Compsocryptus texensis - female
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)