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Classification

Rhyssalinae

of the Afrotropical Region

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

Rhyssalinae Forster, 1862

Thoracoplites Fischer, 1961

Biology

Parasitoids of beetle (Coleoptera) and moth (Lepidoptera) larvae.

Distribution

Worldwide.

References

Fischer, M. 1961. Eine neues Opiinen-Genus aus Afrika (Hymenoptera, Braconidae). Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 53: 439-441.

Forster, A. 1862. Synopsis der Familien und Gattungen der Braconiden. Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens 19: 225-288.

Credits

Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or Stephane Hanot (MRAC).

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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