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Genus Yelicones

Small Wasp  - Yelicones delicatus wasp - Yelicones delicatus wasp - Yelicones delicatus Braconid Wasp ? Mirax ? - Yelicones delicatus Wasp - Yelicones pilops Small, yellow braconid - Yelicones delicatus Orange wasp - Yelicones delicatus Yelicones delicatus
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 Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Rogadinae (Caterpillar Mummy Wasps)
Genus Yelicones
Numbers
3 spp. north of Mexico
Identification
A small (usually less than 5 mm) braconid, 2 of our species yellowish-orange. Femora are conspicuously swollen. Front tarsus with segments 2-4 short, wider than long


Overview of Species

Yelicones delicatus: Body and legs unicolor, wings unpigmented, pterostigma bicolored, eyes blue


Yelicones nigromarginatus : Body unicolor, legs with black markings, wings orange with black edge, pterostigma black


Yelicones pilops: Body and legs mottled with pale brown, dark brown, and ivory, abdomen with ivory banding, wings with uniform but light infuscation, pterostigma dark
Print References
Quicke D.L.J., Kruft R.A. (1995) Species of Yelicones (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae) in North America with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 88: 129-138 (Full text)