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Tribe Cryptini

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Ichneumon-Flies of America North of Mexico: 3. Subfamily Gelinae, Tribe Mesostenini
By Henry Townes, Marjorie Townes
United States National Museum Bulletin, 216(3): 1-602, 1962
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Note: Conf. Info page BugGuide
Tribe Cryptini = Mesostenini of Townes & other authors
Subfamily Cryptinae = Gelinae of Townes

Taxonomic studies of nearctic Cryptini (Ichneumonidae, Hymenoptera)
By Harry Davis Pratt
The American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 549-661, 1945
Read online free at JSTOR.

Gambrus wileyi (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), a new Cryptine wasp from Florida
By Julieta Brambila
Insecta Mundi, Vol. 11, Nos. 3-4, 247-254, 1997
Includes a key to FL Gambrus
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Review of North American species of the genus Lymeon Foerster, 1869 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Cryptinae)
By Kasparyan D.R., Ruíz C.E.
Zoosystematica Rossica 13: 53-79, 2004

A revision of the North American ichneumon-flies of the genus Mesostenus and related genera
By Cushman, P.A.
Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 74(2761): 1-58, 1929

Review of Mexican species of the genus Cryptanura Brullé with a key to species from North America
By D.R. Kasparyan & E. Ruíz Cancino
Zoosystematica Rossica 15, 2006
Full title: Review of Mexican species of the genus Cryptanura Brullé with a key to species from North America (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Cryptini)


This work includes a few corrections to the listing in Nomina Insecta Nearctica:
• Records of Cryptanura lamentaria (Cameron 1885) are noted as misidentifications.
• C. vallis Porter 1977 is listed as a junior synonym of C. ectypa (Cresson, 1873).
• The species count for the USA is reported as 4.

The Ichneumon-Flies of the Genus Cryptanura Brulle, mainly Tropical American
By Cushman, R.A.
Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 96(3193):139-176, 1945
Cushman's original descriptions of Cryptanura, including two species of this tropical genus to be found in the United States, C. Banchiformis and C. Septentrionalis
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A review of North American species of Messatoporus Cushman (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Cryptini)
By Kasparyan DR and Cancino ER
Zoosystematica Rossica, 14(1): 105-122, 2005
Includes Mexican species

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