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Subfamily Epyrinae

Wasp? - Epyris - female Anisepyris williamsi - female Holepyris micidus - female Small wasp - Holepyris - female Wasp? - Holepyris tiny wasp - Laelius pedatus - female Bethylidae - Holepyris - female dust bunny bethylid - Laelius - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo Wasps and Allies)
Family Bethylidae (Flat Wasps)
Subfamily Epyrinae
Numbers
6 genera in our area, 13 genera total(1)
Identification
All forms macropterous, micropterous, or brachypterous; forewing with Rs+M vein absent; metanotum not developed medially nor overlapping mesoscutellum posteriorly; metasomal segment II regularly long; metapectal-propodeal complex not depressed medially, never with posterior spines; body not strongly foveolate; mesopleuron with transepisternal line; forewing of macropterous forms with anterior broad straight, costal vein always present; occipital carina always present.(1)
Range
Worldwide.(2)
Food
Parasitoids of beetle larvae feeding in concealed situations(3)
Works Cited
1.Global guide of the flat wasps (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae)
Azevedo C. O., I. D. C. C. Alencar, M. S. Ramos, D. N. Barbosa, W. D. Colombo, J. M. R. Vargas, and J. Lim. 2018. Magnolia Press, Zootaxa.
2.Phylogenetic systematics of the family Bethylidae (Insecta:Hymenoptera) Pt II. Keys to subfamilies, tribes & genera in the world
Terayama M. 2003. Acad. Reports Fac. Eng. Tokyo Polytech. Univ. 26: 16-29.
3.van Noort S. (2004-2015) WaspWeb: Wasps, bees and ants of Africa and Madagascar