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Campopleginae F.JPG
Female asleep on Lactuca serriola Zwakhals ID
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea
Family: Ichneumonidae
Subfamily: Campopleginae
Förster, 1869

Campopleginae is a worldwide subfamily of the parasitic wasp family Ichneumonidae.

Campopleginae are koinobiont endoparasitoids mainly of Lepidoptera and Symphyta but also of Coleoptera Raphidiidae There are 65 genera and this is one of the most commonly encountered subfamilies. Many of the genera are poorly defined and difficult to identify.They are small slender black insects with a compressed abdomen and the clypeus is confluent with the rest of the face.


  • Townes, H.T. (1969c): Genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 3 (Lycorininae, Banchinae, Scolobatinae, Porizontinae (=Campopleginae)). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 13: 1-307.

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