Female Aphidius ervi ovipositing in aphid, copyright Alex Wild.

Belongs within: Braconidae.

The Aphidiinae are a group of braconid wasps endoparasitic on adult and nymphal aphids. Members of this group are characterised by a smooth scutellar sulcus (Achterberg 1993).

<==Aphidiinae [Aphidiidae] A93
    |--Ephedrini A93
    |    |--Ephedrus plagiator A71
    |    `--Parephedrus relictus A93
    `--Aphidiini A93
         |--Aclitis obscuripennis A93
         `--Aphidius A93
              |--A. ervi A93
              |--A. fabarum [=Lysiphlebus fabarum] A71
              |--A. rhopalosiphi BRL07
              `--A. rosae MS01

Aphidiinae incertae sedis:
  Paralipsis enervis A71
  Monoctonus paludum A71
  Lysiphlebus testaceipes WFS04
  Praon C81
    |--P. abjectum A71
    `--P. exsoletum C81
  Trioxys C81
    |--T. angelicae A71
    |--T. complanatus C81
    `--T. pallidus C81

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A93] Achterberg, C. van. 1993. Illustrated key to the subfamilies of the Braconidae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea). Zoologische Verhandelingen 283: 1–189.

[A71] Askew, R. R. 1971. Parasitic Insects. Heinemann Educational Books: London.

[BRL07] Bostanian, N. J., G. Racette & N. Larocque. 2007. The toxicity of several pesticides to predacious mites found in Quebec apple orchards. In: Morales-Malacara, J. B., V. M. Behan-Pelletier, E. Ueckermann, T. M. Pérez, E. G. Estrada-Venegas & M. Badii (eds) Acarology XI: Proceedings of the International Congress, pp. 319–324. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

[C81] Caltagirone, L. E. 1981. Landmark examples in classical biological control. Annual Review of Entomology 26: 213–232.

[MS01] Mocsáry, A., & V. Szépligeti. 1901. Hymenopterák [Hymenopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy], Band II. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 121–169. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[WFS04] Winks, C. J., S. V. Fowler & L. A. Smith. 2004. Invertebrate fauna of boneseed, Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera (L.) T. Norl. (Asteraceae: Calenduleae), an invasive weed in New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 27: 61–72.

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