Phairichneumon sp., from Insects of Tasmania: Hymenoptera.

Belongs within: Ichneumonidae.

The Phaeogenini are a group of mostly smaller ichneumonid wasps characterised by a rather convex clypeus and circular or subcircular petiolar spiracles. They are most diverse in the Holarctic realm with a few genera extending further south. The monophyly of this group is uncertain; features of this group may have evolved convergently as a result of smaller size (Gauld 1984).

See also: The Phaeogenini: Widdle Icky Newmans.

<==Phaeogenini G84
    |--Oronotus Wesmael 1844 G84, CW92
    |--Centeterus opprimator G84, MS01
    |--Aucklandella G84
    |--Cratichneumon sicarius G84, P93
    |--Phaeogenes bellicornis MS01
    |--Akymichneumon Gauld 1984 G84
    |    `--*A. rufipes (Cameron 1906) [=Otacustes rufipes, Phaeogenes rufipes] G84
    |--Eleebichneumon Gauld 1984 G84
    |    `--*E. pittata Gauld 1984 G84
    |--Phairichneumon Gauld 1984 G84
    |    `--*P. orbitalis Gauld 1984 G84
    `--Epitomus F37

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CW92] Cassis, G., & T. A. Weir. 1992. Dynastinae. In: Houston, W. W. K. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 9. Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea pp. 383–425. AGPS Press: Canberra.

[F37] Ford, C. 1937. Minutes of the 480th regular meeting of the Entomological Society of Washington. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 39 (3): 65–66.

[G84] Gauld, I. D. 1984. An Introduction to the Ichneumonidae of Australia. British Museum (Natural History).

[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.

[P93] Pittaway, A. R. 1993. The Hawkmoths of the Western Palaearctic. Harley Books: Colchester.

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