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Subfamily Cenocoeliinae

5008838 - Cenocoelius Wasp ID - female Wasp ID - female 8004841 - female Unknown Hymenoptera wasp with red head - male Braconid Wasp Braconid from hackberry dead twig rearing
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 Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Cenocoeliinae
3 - 11 mm
Worldwide. Most species found in New World.
Females parasitize woodboring beetle larvae, most commonly longhorn beetle larvae (Cerambycidae) in North America.(van Achterberg, C. 1997. Subfamily Cenocoeliinae. In:(1))
Life Cycle
Solitary koinobiont endoparasitoids. (van Achterberg, C. 1997. Subfamily Cenocoeliinae. In:(1)
Only 2 genera are widespread and relatively common in North America: Capitonius and Cenocoelius.
Print References
Achterberg, C. van. 1994. Generic revision of the subfamily Cenocoelinae Szepligeti (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Zoologische Verhandelingen Leiden 292:1-52.

Pitz, K. M. and M. J. Sharkey. 2005. Cenocoelius huggerti, the first record for the subfamily Cenocoeliinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Africa. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 14:92-95.

Saffer, B. 1977. A new species of Cenocoelius from Costa Rica (Hymeoptera: Braconidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 79: 592-596.

Saffer, B. 1982. A systematic revision of the genus Cenocoelius (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) in North America, including Mexico. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne 52:73-167.

Shaw, M. R. and T. Huddleston. 1991. Classification and biology of braconid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects 7(11): 1- 126.
Works Cited
1.Manual of the New World Genera of the Family Braconidae (Hymenoptera)
Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh, M.J. Sharkey (Eds). 1997. International Society of Hymenopterists.