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Genus Gelis

wingless Hymenoptera - Gelis - female lightshade wasp 3 - Gelis tenellus Unknown Wasp? - Gelis - female Wasp - Gelis tenellus - female Gelis - female On slide at playground, wood chip mulch, flies - Gelis Resembles an ant, has the color & size of an ant, runs incessantly like an ant, but is a reddish mystery Ichneumon - Gelis - male Wingless Brown Ichneumonid - Gelis - 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 Phygadeuontinae
Tribe Phygadeuontini
Subtribe Gelina
Genus Gelis
Explanation of Names
Gelis Thunberg 1827
Numbers
>80 spp. in our area, ~300 total
Range
worldwide
Remarks
Many species of Gelis are wingless. Habits are diverse. Many are external parasites of Lepidoptera in cocoons, others are parasitic on Symphyta, spiders, Diptera larvae and pupae, or wood-boring Coleoptera larvae. Many are Hyperparasites.