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Genus Lysiphlebus

Tiny Wasp - Lysiphlebus From oleander aphids on common milkweed - Lysiphlebus From oleander aphids on common milkweed - Lysiphlebus Dry*nidae - Lysiphlebus Braconidae? - Lysiphlebus Braconidae? - Lysiphlebus Braconidae? - Lysiphlebus Aphidius? - Lysiphlebus
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 Aphidiinae
Genus Lysiphlebus
Pronunciation
ly-seh-FLEE-bus
Size
1.5-3 mm.
Identification
The wing vein pattern is diagnostic.
Range
Throughout the New World.
Food
many aphid species in the genera Aphis, Brachycaudus, Macrosiphum, and Myzus on many plants
Life Cycle
Development from egg to adult takes about 14 days at 70°F. It overwinters inside aphid mummy.
Remarks
L. testaceipes is commercially available
Print References
Smith, C. F. 1944. The Aphidiinae of North America (Braconidae: Hymenoptera). Ohio State University Contributions in Zoology and Entomology 6: 1-154.

Marsh, P. M.1979. Family Aphidiidae. Pp. 295-313. 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.

Stary, C. F. 1995. The Aphidiidae of Chile (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonoidea, Aphidiidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 42:113-138.Smith, C. F. 2012. The Aphidiinae of North America. Literary Licensing, LLC. 166 pp.