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Genus Brachycyrtus

Ichneumon? - Brachycyrtus pretiosus - female Ichneumon Wasp - Brachycyrtus pretiosus Ichneumon Wasp - Brachycyrtus pretiosus Ichneumon Wasp - Brachycyrtus pretiosus - female Ichneumon Wasp - Brachycyrtus pretiosus - female 2016-12-04 - Brachycyrtus pretiosus - male Ichneumonoid ID Req. - Brachycyrtus pretiosus - female Ichneumonoid ID Req. - Brachycyrtus pretiosus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid Wasps)
Subfamily Brachycyrtinae
Genus Brachycyrtus
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
The species are separated as follows:(2)

B. ornatus is distinguished by its black thorax, pale yellow markings, dark hind trochanter, apex of hind tibia white, lighter-marked hind femur, and entirely light tarsi

B. pretiosus is distinguished by its fulvous thorax, white markings, lighter hind trochanter, apex of hind tibia dark, darker-marked hind femur, and dark lines on the tarsi
Food
Larvae are parasitoids of green lacewing pupae.(1)
Works Cited
1.Carlson R.W. () Ichneumonidae catalog
2.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.