Agathidinae

Agathis sp., copyright Marci Hess.


Belongs within: Braconidae.

The Agathidinae are a cosmopolitan group of braconid wasps endoparasitic on larvae of Lepidoptera, characterised by their distinctive wing venation (Achterberg 1993).

Characters (from Achterberg 1993): Marginal cell of forewing extremely narrow and rather long; vein m-cu of forewing more or less diverging posteriorly, from direction of anterior half of vein 1-M; vein CU1b of forewing absent; trace of vein 2-CU of hind wing nearly always present and nearly always situated at or above level of vein cu-a.

<==Agathidinae [Vipioninae] A93
    |  i. s.: Cremnops N91
    |         Disophrys N91
    |         Zelomorpha N91
    |--Vipionini A93
    |    |--Pseudocremnops atripennis A93
    |    `--Vipio A93
    |         |--V. algiricus Lucas 1849 E12
    |         `--V. schewyrewi MS01
    `--Agathidini A93
         |--Aneurocentron [Mesocoelina] A93
         |    `--A. annulipes A93
         |--Bassus A93
         |    |--B. flavipes Lucas 1849 E12
         |    |--B. laetatorius MS01
         |    `--B. melleus A93
         `--Agathis A93
              |--A. bovaei Lucas 1849 E12
              |--A. brevisetis MS01
              |--A. brullaei Lucas 1849 E12
              |--A. malvacearum A93
              |--A. rufipalpis MS01
              |--A. thoracica Lucas 1849 E12
              `--A. tibialis MS01

*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.

[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.

[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).

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