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Subfamily Brachycyrtinae

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Classification
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 Ichneumonidae (Ichneumon Wasps)
Subfamily Brachycyrtinae
Numbers
a single genus with 21 described species worldwide, 2 in the Nearctic region(1)
Identification
easily recognized by their characteristically modified fore wing venation (vein 1cu-a is far distad the base of vein Rs&M), elongate first metasomal segment inserted above the hind coxae, and color (usually yellow with extensive black markings)(1)

Range
cosmopolitan, distributed largely throughout the tropics, including remote oceanic islands(1)
Food
solitary ectoparasitoids of the cocooned pupae and prepupae of Chrysopidae (Neuroptera)(1)