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Species Mesostenus gracilis

 
 
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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

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.

Key to Ichneumonidae in New Zealand
By Schnitzler, Franz-Rudolf & Ward, Darren F
Landcare Research, 2013
While the key was designed for New Zealand, Landcare Research's "Fact Sheets' on different taxa are an excellent source for Ichneumon wasp descriptions

Hibernating Ichneumonidae of Ohio
By Clement E. Dasch
Ohio J. Sci. 71: 270–283, 1971
Ecological info and identification key for 39 spp. (all but 2 Ichneumoninae) hibernating as adults (almost exclusively ♀♀).
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Polydnaviruses of Parasitic Wasps: Domestication of Viruses To Act as Gene Delivery Vectors
By Burke, G.R. and M.R. Strand
Insects 2012. (3): 91-119. doi:10.3390/insects3010091, 2012
Comprehensive review of what is known about polydnaviruses.
Online, downloadable

Viral DNA delivers wasp's sting
By Kwok, Roberta
Nature international weekly journal of science, 2009
This online article summarizes what polydnaviruses are, evidence for their evolutionary origins, how their genome is embedded in some female wasps' reproductive tract, and whether or not they are truly viruses, or organelles.

When parasitic wasps hijacked viruses: genomic and functional evolution of polydnaviruses
By Herniou, E.A., E. Huguet, J. Theze, A. Bezier, G. Periquet, J.M. Drezen
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Online ISSN: 1471-2970), 2013

 
 
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