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Genus Chorebus

Winterberry leafminer parasitoid - Chorebus Braconid Wasp - Chorebus - female Braconid Wasp - Chorebus - female Braconid Wasp - Chorebus - female Braconid Wasp - Chorebus - female Chorebus - female Chorebus ex unknown leafmining fly of Lactua - Chorebus Chorebus ex unknown leafmining fly of Lactua - Chorebus
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 Alysiinae
Tribe Dacnusini
Genus Chorebus
Pronunciation
Core-EE-bus
Explanation of Names
Author: Haliday
Numbers
The largest and most commonly collected genus in Dacnusini. 18 described New World species; many undescribed.(1)
Size
1-4 mm.
Range
Cosmopolitan. In New World, Canada to Argentina and Chile.(1)
Food
Larvae are parasitoids of mainly fly maggots in family Agromyzidae. One species-group parasitizes Hydriella (Ephydridae) and at least one species attacks rust flies (Psilidae).(1)
Life Cycle
Egg-pupal or larval-pupal endoparasitoids. Females inject eggs into egg or larval stage of the host. The adult parasitoid kills the host in the pupal stage and emerges from the puparium.
Print References
Docavo, I., J. Tormos, and M. Fischer. 2002. Three new species of Chorebus from Spain (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae). Florida Entomologist 85:1.

Griffiths, G.C.D. 1964. The Alysiinae (Hym. Braconidae) parasites of Agromyzidae (Diptera). I. General Question of taxonomy, biology,and evolution. Beitrage zur Entomologie 14:823-914.

Marsh, P.M. 1979. Family Braconidae. Pp. 144-295. In Krombein, K.V., Hurd, P.D., Smith, D.R., and Burks, B.D. (Eds.). Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Smithsonian Insititution Press, Washington D.C.
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.