Doryctinae

Siragra sp., copyright Stephane Hanot.


Belongs within: Braconidae.

The Doryctinae are a cosmopolitan group of braconid wasps with endoparasitic larvae, most commonly on concealed Coleoptera larvae (Achterberg 1993).

Characters (from Achterberg 1993): Maxillary palp with six segments; hypoclypeal depression deep and wide, middle of apparent ventral margin of clypeus distinctly above upper level of mandibular bases, labrum concave; eyes wider than base of mandible; posterior flange of propleuron present, largely dorsally situated; fore tibia often with row of stout pegs or spines, at most as long as about six times their length; hind coxa often angulate anteroventrally, frequently with a ventral tubercle; ovipositor dorsally nearly always with double nodus subapically.

<==Doryctinae A93
    |  i. s.: Sericobracon R00
    |         Stenocorse Marsh 1968 A93
    |--Termitobracon [Ypsistocerinae, Ypsistocerini] A93
    |    `--T. emersoni A93
    |--Spathioplites [Spathiini] A93
    |    `--S. phreneticus A93
    |--Evaniodes [Evaniodini] A93
    |    `--E. areolatus A93
    |--Pareucorystes [Hecabolini] A93
    |    `--P. varinervis A93
    |--Leptorhaconotus [Leptorhaconotini] A93
    |    `--L. brunneus A93
    |--Doryctini A93
    |    |--Dendrosoter protuberans A93
    |    `--Priosphys biannulatus A93
    `--Syngastrini A93
         |--Syngaster A93
         `--Siragra nitida A93

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

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

[R00] Ross, E. S. 2000. Embia: Contributions to the biosystematics of the insect order Embiidina. Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences 149: 1–53, 1–36.

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