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Coelichmeumon haemmorhoidalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea
Family: Ichneumonidae
Subfamily: Ichneumoninae
Latreille , 1802

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

Ichneumoninae are koinobiont or idiobiont endoparasitoids of Lepidoptera.This is the second largest subfamily of Ichneumonidae with 373 genera. Ichneumonines are often large, conspicuous colourful insects.They have a 5-sided areolet,a dorso-ventrally flattened abdomen, a long sternaulus and the clypeus is truncate exposing the labium.

Selected genera[edit]


  1. ^ "Lymantrichneumon Heinrich, 1968". Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Rasnitsyn, A.P. & U.V. Siitan. 1981. Ichneumoninae. In: D.R. Kasparyan (ed.), A guide to the identification of insects of the European part of the USSR. Vol. 3. Hymenoptera . Moscow: Nauka Press.(in Russian)

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