Tryphoninae

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Tryphoninae
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Tryphon.rutilator
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.

References[edit]

  • 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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