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Subfamily Agathidinae

Wasp with long ovipositor - Earinus limitaris - female Brachonidae with ovipositor in Broom Senecio - female Wasp braconid wasp - Cremnops - female Wasp - Ichneumon? - Earinus Dark Legs - Zelomorpha arizonensis - female Wasp - Earinus limitaris Braconid/ Agathidinae/ Aleiodes ? - Cremnops desertor
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 Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Agathidinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
higher taxonomy revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Agathidinae Haliday 1833
~100 spp. in 8 genera in our area(2), ~2,000 spp. in ~40 genera worldwide
Keys to genera in(2)(3)
Fore wing M+CU not tubular in basal 1/3 or more
Fore wing 3RSb terminating at wing margin near stigma and distant from wing apex
Most terrestrial habitats. Genera Agathis and Earinus are more species-rich in temperate regions. In Agathis and Crassomicrodus, some species tend toward desert habitat. Other genera most diverse in humid tropics.(4)
hosts: Lepidoptera larvae
Life Cycle
Among the many species useful for insect pest control in the Nearctic are:
Agathis pumila against larch casebearer
A. stigma and Cremnops laricella against sugarcane borer
Bassus unicoloratus against potato tuberworm
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Agathidinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) with comparisons of static and dynamic alignments
Sharkey M.J., Laurenne N.M., Sharanowski B., Quicke D.L.J., Murray D. 2006. Cladistics 22: 546–567.
2.Synopsis of the Agathidiinae (Hymenopetra: Braconidae) of America north of Mexico
M.J. Sharkey. 2004. Proc. Russian Entomol. Soc. 75(1): 134-152.
3.Two new genera of Agathidinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) with a key to the genera of the New World
M. Sharkey. 2006. Zootaxa 1185: 37–51.
4.Manual of the New World Genera of the Family Braconidae (Hymenoptera)
Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh, M.J. Sharkey (Eds). 1997. International Society of Hymenopterists.