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Euceros albitarsus Curtis Illustration from British Entomology
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea
Family: Ichneumonidae
Subfamily: Eucerotinae
Viereck 1919

Eucerotinae is a worldwide subfamily of the parasitic wasp family Ichneumonidae with only one genus, Euceros.

Euceros species are hyperparasitoids of Ichneumonoidea. First instar larvae hatche from eggs laid on leaf surfaces, attach to passing Lepidoptera or Symphyta larva and enter the body of an emerging primary endoparasitoid, such as a campoplegine or banchine or an attached ectoparasitoid. The genus has been variously placed in Tryphoninae and Ctenopelmatinae.


  • Barron, J.R. 1976. Systematics of Nearctic Euceros (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Eucerotinae). Naturaliste Canadien 103:285‑375.
  • Barron, J.R. 1978. Systematics of the world Eucerotinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae), Part 2. Non‑Nearctic species. Naturaliste Canadien l05: 327-24.

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