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Tribe Ephialtini

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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 Pimplinae
Tribe Ephialtini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Includes Polysphinctini sensu Townes and Townes 1960, much of Ephialtinae of Townes (see (1))
By far the largest tribe of the subfamily, with 53 genera worldwide and over 120 spp. in 26 genera north of Mexico(2)(3)
Larvae are external parasitoids of larvae, prepupae, and pupae of a number of holometabolous insect orders. Some parasitize adult spiders.(4)
Life Cycle
Idiobiont ectoparasitoids. Females of this tribe usually paralyze or kill the host before laying their eggs on it.
Internet References
Fitton, M. G., M. R. Shaw and I. D. Gauld. 1988 Pimpline Ichneumon-flies. Hymenoptera,
Ichneumonidae (Pimplinae). Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects 7(i).
Works Cited
1.Ichneumon-Flies of America North of Mexico: 2. Subfamilies Ephialtinae, Xoridinae, and Acaenitinae
Henry Townes and Marjorie Townes. 1960. Bulletin - United States National Museum, Vol. 216, Part 2, pp. 1–676.
2.Classification and Systematics of the Ichneumonidae
3.Carlson R.W. () Ichneumonidae catalog
4.Pimpline Ichneumon-flies: Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects
M. G. Fitton et al.. 2012. Royal Entomological Society of London.