Female Macrocentrus marginator, copyright Jaime Fuest.

Belongs within: Braconidae.

The Macrocentrinae are a cosmopolitan group of braconid wasps endoparasitic on larval Lepidoptera (Achterberg 1993).

Characters (from Achterberg 1993): Hypoclypeal depression absent; occipital carina absent; middle lobe of mesoscutum more or less protruding above lateral lobes; vein SR1 of fore wing completely sclerotized, tubular, reaching margin of wing, resulting in closed marginal cell distally; vain 2-CU of hind wing absent; anterior side of all trochantelli with (sub)apical comb of short pegs, exceptionally pegs absent on hind trochantellus; metasoma connected to propodeum somewhat above hind coxae.

<==Macrocentrinae A93
    |--Austrozele A93
    |    |--A. takasuae A93
    |    `--A. uniformis A93
    `--Macrocentrus A93
         |--M. alox A93
         |--M. ancylivorus A71
         |--M. collaris A93
         |--M. marginator MS01
         |--M. pallipes A93
         `--M. rubromaculatus M83

*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.

[A71] Askew, R. R. 1971. Parasitic Insects. Heinemann Educational Books: London.

[M83] Martin, N. A. 1983. Miscellaneous observations on a pasture fauna: an annotated species list. DSIR Entomology Division Report 3: 1–98.

[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.

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