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Subfamily Epyrinae

Anisepyris occidentalis - female Holepyris micidus - female Bethylidae Bee Genus Anisepyris - Anisepyris - female Epyris sp.? - Holepyris graminis - female Wasp ? - Holepyris bethylid - Laelius wasp on log - Epyris - female bethylid - Holepyris - female
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
The tribe Epyrini was synonymized with Epyrinae in Azevedo et al. (2018)(1)
all of NA spp. formerly treated in Rhabdepyris [and still so listed in(2)] have been moved to other genera as follows[Cite:1026032,23,24]:
amabilis to Anisepyris
angusticeps to Anisepyris
apache to Anisepyris
carolinianus to Anisepyris
fulgens to Chlorepyris
gracilis to Laelius
megacephalus to Anisepyris
mellipes to Laelius
muesebecki to Laelius
nigripilosus to Laelius
texanus to Anisepyris
werneri to Anisepyris
6 genera in our area, 13 genera total(1)
~75 spp. in our area(2), ~750 spp.[Cite:1026032,7](3)
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)
Parasitoids of beetle larvae feeding in concealed situations(4)
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.Nearctic Hymenoptera other (Discover Life's IDnature guide)
3.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.
4.van Noort S. (2004-2015) WaspWeb: Wasps, bees and ants of Africa and Madagascar