Euphorinae

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Peristenus
Parasitic wasp.jpg
Peristenus digoneutis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea
Family: Braconidae
Subfamily: Euphorinae
Shaw (1985, 1987, 1988)
Genera

Several, see text

The Euphorinae subfamily of Braconidae are solitary koinobiont endoparaistoids. They parasitize insects in the imago stage or (for some hemimetabolous insects) the nymph stage.

Representative tribes of Euphorinae are Centistini, Cosmophorini, Cryptoxilonini, Dinocampini, Euphorini, Helorimorphini, Meteorini, Myiocephalini, Oncometeorini, Perilitini, Proclithrophorini, Syntretini, and Tainitermini.

Wasps of the Euphorinae tribe Dinocampini parasitize adult beetles.[1] Its four genera are Dinocampus Foerster, Ropalophorous Curtis, Centistina Enderlein, and Betelgeuse.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shaw, Scott Richard (1988). "A new Mexican genus and species of Dinocampini with serrate antennae (Hymenoptera; Braconidae; Euphorinae)." (PDF). Psyche. 95: 289–298. doi:10.1155/1988/98545. Retrieved 23 June 2011.