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Genus Triaspis

Meteorinae? - Triaspis Meteorinae? - Triaspis Hymenoptera - Triaspis
Classification
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 Brachistinae
Tribe Brachistini
Genus Triaspis
Pronunciation
try-ASP-iss
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Based on a molecular phylogenetic analysis of subfamilial relationships within Braconidae, Sharanowski et al. (2011)(1) removed tribe Brachistini, in which Triaspis falls, from Helconinae, along with other former tribes of the former Helconinae, and placed them in a new subfamily (Brachistinae) along with Blacini (formerly Blacinae).
Numbers
About 100 New World species, many of these undescribed Neotropical species (2).
Size
about 1 mm
Identification
Outer claw and inner claw of hind leg equal in size;
Metasomal carapace either with 2 complete transverse grooves, or posterior groove incomplete, but at least present laterally;
Fore wings as pictured here.
Range
Cosmopolitan (2).
Food
Solitary endoparasitoids of larvae of beetles in families Curculionidae and Bruchidae (2).
Life Cycle
Egg-larval parasitoids (2).
Print References
Martinez, V. L., J. R. Napoles. 2004. Identification Key to the Mexican and Central American Species of Triaspis Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) with Descriptions of six new species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97(1): 15-27.
Works Cited
1.Molecular phylogenetics of Braconidae (Hym.:Ichneumonoidea) based on multiple nuclear genes, and implications for classification
Sharonowsky B.J., Ashley P.G., Dowling P.G., Sharkey M.J. 2011. Systematic Entomology 36: 549-572.
2.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.