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Species Gelis tenellus


Ichneumon-flies of America north of Mexico: 9. Subfamilies Theriinae and Anomaloninae
By Clement E. Dasch
Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, no. 36: 1-610, 1984

The Genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 4
By Townes H
Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Number 17, 1971
subfamilies as defined by Townes: Cremastinae, Phrudinae, Tersilochinae, Ophioninae, Mesochorinae, Metopiinae, Anomalinae, Acaenitinae, Microleptinae, Orthocentrinae, Collyriinae, Orthocentrinae, Diplazontinae, and Ichneumoninae

Note: Townes' nomenclature is not used by BugGuide

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The Genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 3
By Townes H
Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Number 13, 1969
subfamilies as defined by Townes: Lycorinae, Scolobatinae, and Porizontinae

Note: Townes' nomenclature is not used by BugGuide

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The Genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 1
By Townes H
Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Number 11, 1969
subfamilies as defined by Townes: Ephialtinae, Tryphoninae, Labiinae, Adelognathinae, Xoridinae, and Agriotypinae plus terminology, morphology, etc.

Note: Townes' nomenclature is not used by BugGuide

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The Genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 2
By Townes H
Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Number 12, 1969
Note: Townes' nomenclature is not used by BugGuide; his subfamily Gelinae is now Cryptinae

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Ichneumon-Flies of America North of Mexico: 2. Subfamilies Ephialtinae, Xoridinae, and Acaenitinae
By Henry Townes and Marjorie Townes
Bulletin - United States National Museum, Vol. 216, Part 2, pp. 1–676, 1960

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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