Helconinae

Female Helcon, copyright Steve Nanz.


Belongs within: Braconidae.

The Helconinae are a group of braconid wasps endoparasitic on larval Coleoptera. Most helconines have forewings with two submarginal cells and vein r-m present, but the second submarginal cell is absent in members of the tribe Brachistini (Achterberg 1993).

<==Helconinae A93
    |  i. s.: Trichiohelcon N91
    |         Schizoprymnus N91
    |         Austrohelcon R70
    |         Helconidea R70
    |--Brulleia [Brulleiini] A93
    |    `--B. melanocephala A93
    |--Diospilus [Diospilini] A93
    |    |--D. nigricornis A93
    |    `--D. oleraceus MS01
    |--Helcon [Helconini] A93
    |    |--H. nunciator A93
    |    `--H. tardator A93
    `--Brachistini [Brachistinae] A93
         |--Eubazus pallipes A93
         |--Polydegmon sinuatus A93
         |--Muirella concisa A93
         `--Triaspis [Triaspidini] A93
              `--T. obscurella 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.

[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] vol. 2. 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.

[N91] Naumann, I. D. 1991. Hymenoptera (wasps, bees, ants, sawflies). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 916–1000. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[R70] Riek, E. F. 1970. Hymenoptera (wasps, bees, ants). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers pp. 867–959. Melbourne University Press.

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