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Subfamily Cryptinae

Thin waist wasp - Ichneumonidae - Mesostenus Ichneumon - Megaplectes monticola - female Ichneumon? - Mesostenus thoracicus - female Ichneumon - Agonocryptus discoidaloides - female Red Wasp - Compsocryptus Finzel Swamp wasp - female Mosquito like with long antennae - Mesostenus thoracicus Polycyrtus neglectus? - Polycyrtus neglectus - 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 Wasps)
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid Wasps)
Subfamily Cryptinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gelinae of Townes (=Phygadeuontinae of authors) is now split into a separate subfamily, Phygadeuontinae, by Santos (2017). However, these name historically had been applied to a singular subfamily comprising Cryptinae + Phygadeuontinae.
Explanation of Names
Cryptinae Kirby 1837
Numbers
Largest subfamily of Ichneumonidae. Almost 400 genera in 4 tribes, 3 tribes with 765 spp. in 106 genera represented north of Mexico(1)(2)
Identification
Narrow convex clypeus, visible sternaulus, strong notauli, depressed abdomen with the first segment slender basally becoming widened apically, and ovipositor about half the length of the abdomen.
Range
Worldwide(3)
Food
Mostly external parasites of pupae and cocoons; a few attack wood-boring beetle larvae, others attack larvae of Diptera, a few are hyperparasites of braconids and other ichneumonid wasps.(4).
Remarks
Some are wingless.
Print References
Santos, Bernardo F. 2017. Phylogeny and reclassification of Cryptini (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Cryptinae), with implications for ichneumonid higher-level classification. Systematic Entomology 42(4): 650–676. (abstract)
Internet References
Discover Life (NB: This source follows Townes's classification)