Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Gelinae of Townes
=Phygadeuontinae of authors
Largest subfamily of Ichneumonidae. Almost 400 genera in 4 tribes, 3 tribes with 765 spp. in 106 genera represented north of Mexico(1)(2)
Narrow convex clypeus, visible sternaulus, depressed abdomen with the first segment slender basally becoming widened apically, and ovipositor about half the length of the abdomen.
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 ichneumons.(4)
(NB: This source follows Townes's classification)