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of the Afrotropical Region

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


Aleiodini Muesebeck, 1928
  Clinocentrini van Achterberg, 1991
  Rogadini Förster, 1862

Yeliconini van Achterberg,1991


Parasitoids of butterfly and moth larvae (Lepidoptera). The caterpillar is killed and mummified before the wasp larva pupates inside the host remains (Zaldivar-Riverón et al. 2009).




Areekul-Butcher, B & Quicke, DLJ. 2011. Revision of Aleiodes (Hemigyroneuron) parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae) with reappraisal of subgeneric limits, descriptions of new species and phylogenetic analysis. Journal of Natural History 45: 1403-1476.

Butcher BA, Quicke DLJ, Shreevihar S, Ranjith AP. 2016. Major range extensions for two genera of the parasitoid subtribe Facitorina, with a new generic synonymy (Braconidae, Rogadinae, Yeliconini). ZooKeys 584: 109–120. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.584.7815

Quicke DLJ. 2015. Biology, Systematics, Evolution and Ecology of Braconid and Ichneumonid Parasitoid Wasps. Wiley Blackwell, Chichester, 688 pp.

van Achterberg C. 1991. Revision of the genera of the Afrotropical and W. Palaearctic Rogadinae Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Zoologische Verhandelingen, Leiden 273: 1–102.

van Achterberg C. 1995. Generic revision of the subfamily Betylobraconinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and other groups with modified fore tarsus. Zoologisches Verhandelingen, Leiden 298: 1–242.

Zaldivar-Riverón A, Mori M, Quicke DLJ. 2006. Systematics of the cyclostome subfamilies of braconid parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea): a simultaneous molecular and morphological Bayesian approach. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38: 130–145. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2005.08.006

Zaldivar-Riverón A, Shaw MR, Sáez AG, Mori M, Belokobylskij SA, Shaw SR, Quicke DLJ. 2009. Evolution of the parasitic wasp subfamily Rogadinae (Braconidae): phylogeny and evolution of lepidopteran host ranges and mummy characteristics. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8: 329. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-8-329


Photographs © Buntika A. Butcher (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand).

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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