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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea
Family: Ichneumonidae
Subfamily: Tryphoninae
Shuckard, 1840

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

Most species of Tryphoninae are koinobionts ectoparasitoids of Symphyta larvae, but members of some genera ( e.g. Netelia) are ectoparasitoids of Lepidoptera larvae.Tryphonines have a hair-margined clypeus and there are two longitudinal parallel ridges on the first tergite. Females sometimes have stalked eggs projecting from their ovipositor.

Most species are Holarctic. There are 51 genera.


  • Townes, H.T. (1969) Genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 1 (Ephialtinae, Tryphoninae, Labiinae, Adelognathinae, Xoridinae, Agriotypinae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 11: 1-300.

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