Megarhyssa

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Megarhyssa
Megarhyssa macrurus female.jpg
Megarhyssa greenei female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea
Family: Ichneumonidae
Subfamily: Rhyssinae
Genus: Megarhyssa
Ashmead, 1858
Species

number uncertain

Synonyms
  • Thalessa Holmgren, 1859
  • Megalorhyssa Schulz, 1906
  • Eurhyssa Derksen, 1941

Megarhyssa is a genus of large ichneumon wasps, with some species known for having the longest ovipositors of any insects. They are idiobiont endoparasitoids of the larvae of wood-boring horntail wasps. The ovipositor can be mistaken for a large stinger.

Species[edit]

Species within the genus include:

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