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Tribe Cryptini

wasp ? - Agonocryptus discoidaloides Another stir of the Ichneumonoidean pot? - Cryptus albitarsis - female Ichneumon 15 - Messatoporus rufiventris - male wasp - Cryptus albitarsis - female Ichneumon Wasp (Cryptinae) - female Ichneumon? - male ichneumon wasp? - Messatoporus rufiventris Mud Dauber? - Messatoporus discoidalis
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)