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Genus Cremnops

Braconid - Cremnops desertor - female Cremnops Crassifemur - Cremnops crassifemur - male Cremnops ashmeadi - female Wasps - Left Dorsal - Cremnops - male braconid wasp - Cremnops - female red wasp with black wings - Cremnops - female red wasp with black wings - Cremnops - female red wasp with black wings - male - Cremnops - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconids and Ichneumons)
Family Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Agathidinae
Genus Cremnops
5.5-12 mm
-colors in various shades of red to yellow, usually marked with black

-head strongly produced below the eyes, narrowed toward labrum
-malar space varying from a little shorter to a little longer than the eye height
-ocelli arranged in a nearly equilateral triangle
-frontal impressions deep, margined basally and laterally to lateral ocelli, this margin forming two projections between antennae

-antennae 35- to 45-segmented;
-anterior tentorial pits deeply impressed
-labrum usually wider than long, occasionally as wide as long
-mandibles bidentate, apical tooth larger than subapical one
-maxillae and labium united and elongate, maxillary and labial palpi elongate
-apex of pronotum with large, deep pits on each side of midline, these united in one species
-notaulices well defined, rarely indistinct, often foveolate
-posterior angles of scutum produced into vertically compressed plates, curving inward in one species
-scutum with a deep transverse groove in front of scutellum (prescutellar groove)
-mesopleural furrow present, arising at base of middle coxa and extending forward on mesopleuron, usually foveolate, varying in size and shape
-propodeum with three distinct longitudinal carinae on each side and many transverse carinae
-wings fuliginous, second submarginal cell of forewing quadrate

-legs long, slender except hind femora which are often short and robust, hind tibia with two or more stout spines at outer distal end
-front and middle tarsal claws always cleft, posterior ones usually cleft, but occasionally with a broad basal tooth
-abdomen elongate
-ovipositor of female usually as long as abdomen, barely exserted in one species

-male genitalia with volsellae lying in a horizontal plane between parameres, digiti strongly developed, turning laterally and dorsally on ends of volsellae, aedeagus simple, broad and grooved (description of male genitalia from Snodgrass 1941)
Print References
Marsh, P. M. (1961). A taxonomic study of the genus Cremnops Foerster in America north of Mexico (Hymenoptera, Braconidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 54(6), 851-861.