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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Braconidae
Subfamily: Microgastrinae

Microgastrinae is a subfamily of braconid wasps,[2] encompassing 2,000 described species, with an estimated 5,000-10,000 total species.[3][4] This makes it one of the most specious subfamilies of parasitoid wasps.[5]


A known 135 species of Microgastrinae have been traced to Canada,[6][7] though the number may be as high as 275.[8] At least 28 species have been traced to Turkey in Gökçeada and Bozcaada.[9]

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  1. ^ Rousse, Pascal; Gupta, Ankita (2013). "Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Reunion Island: A catalogue of the local species, including 18 new taxa and a key to species". Zootaxa 3616 (6). doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3616.6.1. 
  2. ^ "UniProt Consortium Taxonomy Browser". Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  3. ^ Mason, W. R. M. (1981). "The Polyphyletic Nature Ofapantelesfoerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): A Phylogeny and Reclassification of Microgastrinae". Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 113 (115): 1. doi:10.4039/entm113115fv. 
  4. ^ Whitfield, James B. (1995). "Annotated Checklist of the Microgastrinae of North America North of Mexico (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)". Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 68 (3): 245–62. JSTOR 25085593. 
  5. ^ Fernandez, Jose L. (Fall 2007). "An overview and update of the Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) holdings in the Canadian National Collection, Ottawa". Newsletter of the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods) (Jose L. Fernandez Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada) 26 (2). 
  6. ^ Marsh, P. "Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico". Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington. pp. 144–313. 
  7. ^ Yu, D.; van Achterberg, K.; Horstmann, K (2005). World Ichneumonoidea 2004. Taxonomy, Biology, Morphology and Distribution. CD/DVD (Taxapad, Vancouver). 
  8. ^ "Canada’s Insect Fauna. Hymenoptera, Braconidae". Biological Survey of Canada. 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-06-29. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  9. ^ İnanç, Filiz; Beyarslan, Ahmet (2000). "A Study on Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Species in Gökçeada and Bozcaada". Turkish Journal of Zoology 25 (3): 287–96.