Aleiodes similis, copyright Graham Calow.

Belongs within: Braconidae.

The Rogadinae are a group of braconid wasps that are endoparasites of Lepidoptera larvae, leaving the host mummified. Members of the tribe Yeliconini have tarsi with the telotarsus greatly enlarged with the preceding segments shortened, and the tarsal claws coarsely pectinate (Achterberg 1993).

Characters (from Achterberg 1993): Inner side of eyes often distinctly emarginate; prepectal carina often present; median carina of propodeum usually at least half as long as propodeum; dorsal carinae of first metasomal tergite meeting each other and pointed posteriad; second metasomal tergite frequently with small triangular area medio-basally, tergite may be granulate; second metasomal spiracle often in notum of tergite.

    |  i. s.: Cystomastax N91
    |--Stiropius Cameron 1912 [Stiropiini] A93
    |--Yelicones [Yeliconini] A93
    |    `--Y. violaceipennis A93
    |--Clinocentrus [Clinocentrini] A93
    |    |--C. cunctator A93
    |    `--C. umbratilis A93
    `--Rogadini A93
         |--Colastomion bicoloricorne A93
         |--Aleiodes A93
         |    |--A. praetor A93
         |    |--A. similis A93
         |    |--A. terminalis HR11
         |    `--A. testaceus PK17
         `--Rhogas MS01
              |--R. bicolor Lucas 1849 E12
              |--R. csikii Szépligeti in Mocsáry & Szépligeti 1901 MS01
              |--R. gasterator MS01
              `--R. irregularis MS01

*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.

[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l'Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[HR11] Heraty, J., F. Ronquist, J. M. Carpenter, D. Hawks, S. Schulmeister, A. P. Dowling, D. Murray, J. Munro, W. C. Wheeler, N. Schiff & M. Sharkey. 2011. Evolution of the hymenopteran megaradiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60: 73–88.

[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).

[PK17] Peters, R. S., L. Krogmann, C. Mayer, A. Donath, S. Gunkel, K. Meusemann, A. Kozlov, L. Podsiadlowski, M. Petersen, R. Lanfear, P. A. Diez, J. Heraty, K. M. Kjer, S. Klopfstein, R. Meier, C. Polidori, T. Schmitt, S. Liu, X. Zhou, T. Wappler, J. Rust, B. Misof & O. Niehuis. 2017. Evolutionary history of the Hymenoptera. Current Biology 27 (7): 1013–1018.

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