Xoridinae

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Xoridinae
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Xorides the type genus of the subfamily Xoridinae.From British Entomology
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Xoridinae

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Xoridinae are a worldwide subfamily of the parasitic wasp family Ichneumonidae.

Xoridinae are idiobiont ectoparasitoids of wood‑boring Coleoptera and Hymenoptera (Symphyta). Most parasitize larvae. There are four genera.

In general aspect the better-known Xoridinae are large robust black and orange insects with a large tooth on the hind femora. Like their hosts they are woodland species.

References[edit]

  • Townes, H.K. (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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