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Genus Opius

5000102  Braconid - Opius Braconid ex agromyzid ex Ampelaster carolinianus - Opius - female Braconid ex agromyzid ex Ampelaster carolinianus - Opius - female Braconid ex Parallelomma vittatum - Opius - female Braconid ex Parallelomma vittatum - Opius - female Tiny, stout wasp. - Opius Braconidae, dorsalX - Opius - female Braconid wasp - Opius - 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 Wasps)
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Opiinae
Genus Opius
Pronunciation
OH pee us
Explanation of Names
Author: Wesmael
Numbers
Over 46 described species in North America.
Size
about 1.5-4 mm usually
Range
World-wide
Food
larvae and pupae of cyclorrhaphous Diptera, especially those in families Agromyzidae and Tephritidae (Wharton, R.A. 1997. Subfamily Opiinae. In: (1)
Remarks
By far the most commonly collected and speciose genus in Opiinae.
Works Cited
1.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.