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of the Afrotropical region

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea; Family: Braconidae)



Aridelus Marshall, 1887


Bracteodes de Saeger, 1946

Centistes Haliday, 1835


Centistina Enderlein, 1912

Cosmophorus Ratzeburg, 1848

Dinocampus Förster, 1862

Leiophron  Nees, 1819

Meteorus Haliday, 1835


Perilitus Nees, 1819


Peristenus Forster, 1862


Streblocera Westwood, 1833


Syntretellus de Saeger, 1946

Syntretus Forster, 1862


Zele Curtis, 1832


Solitary enparasitoids (koinobiont) of Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Neuroptera, Psocoptera, Orthoptera and Hymenoptera larvae.




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Rousse, P. & Braet, Y. 2012. Braconid wasps (Hymenoptera) of Reunion. 1. Euphorinae (including Meteorini): key to species and description of six new species. Zootaxa 3449: 26–46.

Shaw, S.R. 1985. A phylogenetic study of the subfamilies Meteorinae and Euphorinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Entomography 3:277-370.

Shenefelt, R.D. 1969. Braconidae 1. Hybrizoninae, Euphorinae, Cosmophorinae, Neoneurinae, Macrocentrinae. Hymenopterorum Catalogus, Pars 4:1-176.

Shaw, M.R. and T. Huddleston 1991. Classification and biology of braconid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Handbooks for the Identification of the British Insects, Vol. 7, Part 11. Royal Entomological Society of London, London, England. 126pp.

Yu D.S., van Achterberg K., Horstmann K. 2011. World Ichneumonoidea 2011. Taxonomy, biology, morphology and distribution. Available from Vancouver, Canada: Taxapad. www.taxapad.com


Phototographs by Agničle Touret-Alby © MNHN. Visit the MNHN database http://coldb.mnhn.fr

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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