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                                                   Parasitica, Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae

Hymenoptera. The bees, bumblebees, ants, wasps and saw flies belong to that order.

Hymenoptera is divided into different subordes. Namely suborder Symphyta (This group has no waist, sawflies) and suborder Apocrita. Apocrita is also divided into two groups. Namely: Parasitica and Aculeta.

Parasitica: wasps or parasitic hymenoptera. The females have an ovipositor, with the ovipositor they lay eggs into or near larvae. These larvae are eaten by the wasp larvae. There are several families.
The largest group are the ichneumon wasp (Ichneumonidae). Other groups are: Braconidae, chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea), Gasteruptiidae, gall wasps (Cynipoidea) The plant galls develop, when the eggs are laid.  

Aculeata: In this group the ovipositor is is modified into an stinger. With this stinger they can defend themselves (bees) or they can stun a prey.  In this group are also wasps with parasitic larvae. Spider wasps look like ichneumon wasps, but have a sting to stun their hosts. Jewel wasps (Chrysididae) have a sting too.

 

Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae

There are many species in the world. (60.000 species worldwide) Ichneumon wasps are parasitoids of other insects.  Their abdomen is  very elongated and have long antennae (at least 16 segments)
They are solitary. There are many subfamilies. 

Anomaloninae

A small Ichneumon wasp. Subfamily Anomaloninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae An other small Ichneumon wasp. Subfamily Anomaloninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae
A small Ichneumon wasp. Subfamily Anomaloninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae A small Ichneumon wasp. Subfamily Anomaloninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae

They are Endoparasitoids (koinobiont) of moths, butterflies and beetles. (larvae)
They have a slender abdomen.  38 genera. On this photo: on a leaf of a Goldenrod. Photo 7-6-'09
An other small Ichneumon wasp. Subfamily Anomaloninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae An other small Ichneumon wasp. Subfamily Anomaloninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae An other small Ichneumon wasp. Subfamily Anomaloninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae

On Lady's Mantle. Photo 14-5-'11

Banchinae

Banchinae spec. Misschien Banchinae Lissonota. Tribe Banchini. Onderfamilie Banchinae. Familie Gewone sluipwespen. Ichneumonidae Banchinae spec. Misschien Banchinae Lissonota. Tribe Banchini. Onderfamilie Banchinae. Familie Gewone sluipwespen. Ichneumonidae Exetastes-F-adpressori. (Probably) Tribe Banchini. Subfamily Banchinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.
 Banchinae spec. Misschien Banchinae Lissonota. Tribe Banchini. Onderfamilie Banchinae. Familie Gewone sluipwespen. Ichneumonidae  Banchinae spec. Maybe Banchinae Lissonota. Tribe Banchini. Subfamily Banchinae. Family

On the trunk of a dead apple tree. This is not without danger, because there also lives a Marpissa muscosa  (a large jumping spider). Photos 12-6-2011

Exetastes-F-adpressori. (Probably) Tribe Banchini. Subfamily Banchinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Exetastes-F-adpressori. (Probably) Tribe Banchini. Subfamily Banchinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

About 10 mm. Photo: 22-7-2012

Campopleginae  (Link American Campoplerinae)

Subfamilie Campopleginae. Maybe Casinaria spec. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Dusona spec. Subfamilie Campopleginae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.
Subfamilie Campopleginae. Maybe Casinaria spec. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Subfamilie Campopleginae. Maybe Casinaria spec. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Subfamilie Campopleginae. Maybe Casinaria spec. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Gergely:  To my opinion, it is a Casinaria or something closely related in Campopleginae...     Photos 5-11-2011.

Dusona spec. Subfamilie Campopleginae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Photos 2-6-2012.

Cryptinae

Stenarella spec. Tribe Cryptini. Subfamily Cryptinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

 

 

Stenarella spec. Tribe Cryptini. Subfamily Cryptinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.. Stenarella spec.

Looks like a female Stenarella sp., domator or closely related. I have specimens from Finland with and without a white ring on the antennae...  Gergely Várkonyi

Stenarella domator on internet don't have white rings on the antenna. Thanks Gergely.

Photos 4-6-2011

Diplazontinae

Diplazon laetatorius. Subamily Diplazontinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Diplazon laetatorius. Subamily Diplazontinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Diplazon laetatorius. Subamily Diplazontinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Diplazon laetatoriusSubamily Diplazontinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

A black wasp with orange legs. Cream: scutellum, line along the side of the thorax, the eyes and antennae and bands on the shins of the hind legs. On the shins of the hind legs are also black bands. The lower part of the rear legs is black.
Length about 7 mm.
April - October.

Diplazon laetatorius lays eggs in the larvae of hoverflies.

Photos 4-9-2012

Ichneumon wasp. Probably Syrphophilus tricinctorius.  Subamily Diplazontinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Ichneumon wasp. Probably Syrphophilus tricinctorius.  Subamily Diplazontinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

 

Ichneumon wasp. Probably Syrphophilus tricinctorius.  Subamily Diplazontinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Ichneumon wasp. Probably Syrphophilus tricinctorius. Subamily Diplazontinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

They are small and mobile. You must be lucky, to get a good photo. I always see them in spring. 

Photos 20-4-2008

 

Ichneumoninae

More Ichneumon wasps from the subfamily Ichneumoninae from America.

Ichneumon wasp.  Achaius oratorius. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Ichneumon wasp.  Achaius oratorius. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Difference male, female. The female has a black face. The face of the female is white.

About 15 mm.

June - September.

Photos: 23-11-09

  Ichneumon wasp.  Achaius oratorius. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Barichneumon anatorius. Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Barichneumon anatorius. Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

A small Ichneumon wasp. 

  Photo 11-9-2010

Chasmias motatorius. Female. Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Chasmias motatorius. Female. Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Only one photo and then it was flown away. The first part of the antennas is orange. The middle part is white and the last part is black. The body is black. The scutellum and the end of the abdomen are white. An orange band around the abdomen and orange legs.

Photo 28-9-2014.

Coelichneumon sinister. male Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Coelichneumon sinister. male Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

 Coelichneumon sugillatorius. Male. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Coelichneumon sugillatorius. Male. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Coelichneumon sinister. male Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.    Coelichneumon sinister. male Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Photos 11- 9-2010

Coelichneumon sugillatorius. Male. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.   Coelichneumon sugillatorius. Male. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Photos 5-5-2014.

Cratichneumon. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Cratichneumon. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Comments Camille Thirion: 6-8 mm possible Cratichneumon culex female
7-10 mm Cratichneumon nigritarius or fabricator. Thanks Camille.

  Cratichneumon. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Photos 14-5-2011

Crypteffigies lanius. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Crypteffigies lanius. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

A small Ichneumon wasp. 

  Crypteffigies lanius. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.  Photos 26-4-2011 (Male)

 Ichneumon bucculentus. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.  Ichneumon bucculentus. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Ichneumon confusor. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.
 Ichneumon bucculentus. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.  Ichneumon bucculentus. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.   Ichneumon bucculentus. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.
Photos 9-7-10. male  
Ichneumon confusor. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.
Fotos 1-4-2014.  
Ichneumon oblongus Probably! Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.  Ichneumon oblongus Probably! Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Ichneumon sarcitorius. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Male.  Ichneumon sarcitorius. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Male.
Ichneumon oblongus Probably! Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae chneumon oblongus Probably! Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.  Ichneumon oblongus Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.
Photos 10-4-2011, 2-7-2012.
Ichneumon sarcitorius. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Male. Ichneumon sarcitorius. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Male.
Photos15-9-2014.. 
Ichneumon stramentor. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Ichneumon xanthorius. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Ichneumon xanthorius. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.   
Ichneumon stramentor. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.    Ichneumon stramentor. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. 
Photos 2-4-2012
Ichneumon xanthorius. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Ichneumon xanthorius. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.
Photos 12-4-2012.  

Hepiopelmus melanogaster. Male. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Hepiopelmus melanogaster. Male. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

It looks like a Coelichneumon. Also a black ichneumon wasp. The scutelum is white. Along the eyes and on the shoulders a white stripe.

About 18 mm.

Hepiopelmus melanogaster. Male. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Photos: 13-8-2013.

  

Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Patrocloides sputator. Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Black with red shins and a red band around the abdomen. 

Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Photos 19-10-2012. female.

Stenichneumon culpator. Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Difficult for it is very simiilar to the Patrocloides sputator. 

Stenichneumon culpator. Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. 
Difficult for it is very simiilar to the Patrocloides sputator. 

Black with red shins and a red band around the abdomen. 
According to Camille Thirion the abdomen end is that of Stenichneumon!: Abdomen end of Patrocloides sputator = Amblypygi.
Head narrowed behind at Stenicheumon culpator. 
Very strong spine of coxa III in the medium of the coxa female culpator. (coxa III is the first segment of the hind leg near the body).
The spine of the coxa isn't visible in these photos. Here
the link to my question on the forum Hymis

Stenichneumon culpator. Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Difficult for it is very simiilar to the Patrocloides sputator.  Photos 25-3-2014. Female.

Vulgichneumon F saturatorius nigripedis. Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Vulgichneumon F saturatorius nigripedis. Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

The similar Vulgichneumon saturatorius and Vulgichneumon bimaculatus have red legs.
The size of this Ichneumon wasp is about 11, 12 mm. 

Vulgichneumon F saturatorius nigripedis. Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.  Vulgichneumon F saturatorius nigripedis. Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.  Vulgichneumon F saturatorius nigripedis. Tribe Ichneumonini. Subfamily Ichneumoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.  Photos 4-9-2012.

Metopiinae.

Colpotrochia cincta. Subfamily Metopiinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Colpotrochia cincta. Subfamily Metopiinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

A black ichneumon was. The abdomen and legs have pale yellow bands. After one photo it disappeared.
The size of this Ichneumon wasp is about 11 mm. 
June - August.

Photo 18-8-2013.

 

Ophionae

Ophion minutus. Tribe Ophionini. subfamily Ophioninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Ophion minutus. Tribe Ophionini. subfamily Ophioninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Ophion minutus. Tribe Ophionini. subfamily Ophioninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.


Ophion minutus. Tribe Ophionini. subfamily Ophioninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Not sure, because there are more similar species. However, this species is active this time. Furthermore, they can also be confused with Netelia species. However, the wing veins of these wasps is different. 
This is a relatively small species. I also see larger species, but they don't want to sit still up till now. A light orange Ichneumon wasp with yellow markings on the thorax. Male, because the females have an ovipositor.
Host: caterpillars.
Length about 11 - 15 mm. April - June.

Photos 24-4-2014.

Pimplinae.
The females are to recognize by the short straight ovipositor. 

Ichneumon wasp. Male. Subfamily Pimplinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Apechthis compunctor. Tribe Pimplini. Onderfamilie Pimplinae. Familie Gewone sluipwespen. Ichneumonidae. Apechthis compunctor Subfamily Pimplinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.
Ichneumon wasp. Male. Subfamily Pimplinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

A beautiful large Ichneumon wasp. Unfortunately a name isn't possible.
The answer of  Pierre-Nicolas from Belgium was: A male of Pimplinae like Dolichomitus, Liotryphon, Ephialtes,...

Apechthis compunctor Subfamily Pimplinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

An ichneumon wasp of the genus genus Pimplinae. I am glad it was possible to determine this species.
Length: 7 - 15 mm. June - October.
 Photos 4-9-2010, 3-10-2013.   

Pimpla spec Tribe Pimplini. Subfamily Pimplinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Pimpla spec. Tribe Pimplini. Subfamily Pimplinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.  

Pimpla spec. Tribe Pimplini. Subfamily Pimplinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

A small one. A bit smaller than 1 cm. 
Photo 26-9-2010.

Pimpla spec. Tribe Pimplini.  Subfamily Pimplinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Photo 23-5-2010.
Pimpla spec. Tribe Pimplini.  Subfamily Pimplinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.  A possibility is Pimpla rufipes. Pimpla spec. Tribe Pimplini. Subfamily Pimplinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.  A possibility is Pimpla rufipes Polysphincta group of genera in Ephialtini (Pimplinae). Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Polysphincta group of genera in Ephialtini (Pimplinae). Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.
Pimpla spec. Tribe Pimplini.  Subfamily Pimplinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

A possibility is Pimpla rufipes. But there are more similar species. A black wasp with distinctive red legs. The antennae are black. Length about 15 mm. Photo 27-8-2013.

Polysphincta group of genera in Ephialtini (Pimplinae). Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Gergely Várkonyi: This wasp belongs to the Polysphincta group of genera in Ephialtini (Pimplinae). Possible genera are (e.g.) Polysphincta and Oxyrrhexis. O. carbonator is one of the possibilities. But Polysphincta spp. look similar. (spp: species pluralis, several species). Thanks Gergely.  About 10 mm. Photos 15-10-2011

Tribe Ephialtini (Pimplinae). Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Tribe Ephialtini (Pimplinae). Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Clistopyga spec. Tribe Ephialtini (Pimplinae). Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Tribe Ephialtini (Pimplinae). Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

A slender Ichneumon wasp. A name isn't possible. Photos 2-10-2013.

Clistopyga spec. Tribe Ephialtini (Pimplinae). Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

A slender Ichneumon wasp of about 7-8 mm. There are three known species in the Netherlands: Clistopyga incitator, Clistopyga sziladyi, Clistopyga sziladyi. Photos 24-5-2014.

Tryphoninae

Netelia spec. Tribe Phytodietini. Subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Netelia spec. Tribe Phytodietini. Subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Netelia spec. Tribe Phytodietini. Subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.  

Netelia spec. Tribe Phytodietini. Subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.


Netelia spec. Tribe Phytodietini. Subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

No Netelia testaceus, for the end of the body of this species is black. The other species are difficult to identify.

Furthermore, they can also be confused with ophion species. But the veins of  the wings are different.

Netelia spec. Tribe Phytodietini. Subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.  Netelia spec. Tribe Phytodietini. Subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Photos 13-10-2008.

Tryphoninae

Tryphoninae

Tryphoninae

 

Ichneumon wasp Perhaps a species of the subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.


Ichneumon wasp Perhaps a species of the subfamily Tryphoninae.


Many members of this family are parasites of the sawfly.

Photos 27-4-09

Cosmoconus spec. Subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Cosmoconus spec. Subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Cosmoconus spec. Subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.
 

CCosmoconus spec. Subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Probably Cosmoconus spec. Subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

I don't know the species. But it looks like Cosmoconus elongator. Another species in the Netherlands Cosmoconus ceratophorus.
In August I see them flying in the garden. It has a distinctive orange abdomen. The legs are black and yellow. The antennae are dark orange.
Size is approximately 10 mm.
Thanks: Camille Thirion and Kees Zwakhals 
www.forum.hymis.

Cosmoconus spec. Subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Cosmoconus spec. Subfamily Tryphoninae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae. Photos 28-8-2011, 30-8-2011


Maybe Gelinae (=Cryptinae) 

It could be fam. Ichneumnidae, subfam.Cryptinae, and there is a remote possibility that it is some Gelis spec.

Ichneumon wasp. A small antlike wasp. Maybe subfamily Gelinae (=Cryptinae)

On forum "hymis":
Henrik Gyurkovics thinks: It could be fam. Ichneumnidae, subfam.Cryptinae, and there is a remote possibility that it is some Gelis spec.

Thanks Henrik

Wasp in the genus Gelis are wingless.

 

Xoridinae.

Xorides-cf-fuligator. Subfamily Xoridinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

Xorides-cf-fuligator. Subfamily Xoridinae. Family Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae.

It was sitting in the shade. But I think it's still a nice photo. Black with red abdomen (not clearly visible on this photo) and red thighs. Antennae black with white. The ovipositor is bent downwards at the end. 
They feed on the larvae of some species of longhorn beetles. 
Approximately 16 mm.

May - June.

Photos 30-6-2012.

An example of a difficult Ichneumon wasp. Subfamily Ctenopelmatinae, Tryphoninae..?

Gergely: This is a difficult one, Ctenopelmatinae/Tryphoninae...


Gergely:
This is a difficult one, Ctenopelmatinae/Tryphoninae...

About 1 cm. Very late in the year. Even the subfamily is not possible.

Gergely: This is a difficult one, Ctenopelmatinae/Tryphoninae...  Photos 13-11-2011

 

Braconidae

Wereldwijd is dit ook een heel grote groep met meer dan 10.000 soorten. Antennes hebben 17 of meer segmenten. Een slank lichaam.  

Spathius spec.  Family Braconidae

Spathius spec.  Family Braconidae

A small parasitic wasp from about 4 mm on a rotten plank. It was well camouflaged.

The Dutch expert Kees van Achterberg has written (translated): The Braconidae wasp is indeed a Spathius (gregarious ectoparasitoiden of beetle larvae live in wood), but the species can not be determined without the specimen in your hands. It is a problem group to identify, even if you have a specimen!

I want to thank Kees van Achterberg and Pietsje, who has asked about this small wasp to Kees.

 Spathius spec.  Family Braconidae Photos: 27-3-2011

 

Ceraphronidae and Megaspilidae.
Ceraphronidae Megaspilidae and are both small families, which are closely related. The wasps can be brachypterous or wingless. The Megaspilidae with wings differ from the Ceraphronidae by a very large stigma in the wing. The larvae are parasites of all kinds of insects. All species are small (up to five mm).

Megaspilidae spec. First there was thought to Ceraphronidae spec.  The species is unknown..

Megaspilidae spec. First there was thought to Ceraphronidae spec. The species is unknown.

Wingless, very small and dark. It struck me as he walked on a white stool. The wingless species are found in the soil between the leaf litter.

About 2 mm.

Photo 9-10-2012.  

Megaspilidae spec.

Megaspilidae spec.

The species is unknown. If you enlarge the pictures, you can see the clearly visible large stigma in the wing.
Small and dark on a bamboo leaf.

About 2 mm.

Megaspilidae spec. Megaspilidae spec. Megaspilidae spec. Foto's 2-10-2012.  

 

Chalcid wasps, superfamily Chalcidoidea

There are many species. Most are small and therefore very difficult to identify from a photograph. The larvae parasitize.

Chalid wasp  Family Torymidae Superfamily Chalcidoidea

Chalid wasp, family Torymidae. Superfamily Chalcidoidea.

A 3 or 4 mm wasp, with a beautiful golden glow. A name isn't possible.

 Chalid wasp  Family Torymidae Superfamily Chalcidoidea  Photos 26-4-2011

Chalid wasp  Family Pteromalidae. Superfamily Chalcidoidea.

Chalid wasp, family Pteromalidae. Superfamily Chalcidoidea.

A 3 or 4 mm wasp. Metallic, but different in colour than my other chalid wasp.
The front and rear tarsus consists of five segments. Length: 1 to 5 mm. Antenna: 8 to 13 segments. Few veins in the wing.

  Chalid wasp  Family Pteromalidae. Superfamily Chalcidoidea. Photos 10-7-2011

Chalid wasp, family Eulophidae. Superfamily Chalcidoidea.

Chalid wasp, family Eulophidae. Superfamily Chalcidoidea.

An approximately 3 mm long wasp with a blue-green sheen. A name isn't possible.
Most of Eulophidae are primary parasitoids of concealed larvae, like the larvae inhabiting leaf mines.

Photo 8-4-2014.

Chalid wasp, Perilampus spec Family Perilampidae. Superfamily Chalcidoidea.

Chalid wasp, Perilampus spec Family Perilampidae. Superfamily Chalcidoidea.

3 mm. I found it in the pantry. Below I have a picture, it was in a cup. After this photo I have put it outside and have taken more photographs. Metallic and as beautiful as a jewel wasp. 
Albert de Wilde told me that there are 11 species in the Netherlands.

  Chalid wasp, Perilampus spec Family Perilampidae. Superfamily Chalcidoidea.  Chalid wasp, Perilampus spec Family Perilampidae. Superfamily Chalcidoidea. Photos 25-9-2011

 

Gall wasps, Cynipidae.

Most females in this group lay their eggs with their ovipositor in plants. Than the plant galls develop. Ibalia leucospoides, described below, does not lay their eggs on plants.

Ibalia leucospoides Family Ibaliidae, Gall wasps (Cynipidae)

Ibalia leucospoides Family Ibaliidae, Gall wasps (Cynipidae) In the Netherlands very rare!!!!!

It is a parasite of wood wasps of the genera Sirex, Urocerus and Xeris which live in 'pine'.
A very special wasp. The abdomen is very narrow. It has the wings along its abdomen. The veins look very different to the veins of other wasps. Antenna female: 13 segments. Male 15 segments.
In the Netherlands there are known are two species: Ibalia leucospoides (Hochenwarth, 1785) and Ibalia rufipes Cresson, 1879. Worldwide there are not too many species.
Length to 15 mm.
Holarctic region; introduced to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

  Ibalia leucospoides Family Ibaliidae, Gall wasps (Cynipidae) Photos 3-8-2011

 

Gasteruptiidae.

Characteristic of this family is that the metasoma (the posterior part of the body) is very high attached.  
The eggs are laid in nests of solitary bees. Antenna segments 13 (males) ​​or 14 (females) The hind tibiae are swollen and there are 3 red bands on the abdomen.

Family Gasteruptiidae. Probably Gasteruption assectator.

Family Gasteruptiidae.

Probably  Gasteruption assectator. Family Gasteruptiidae.

The female has a short ovipositor. Similar to the larger Gasteruption jaculator. But the female has a long ovipositor. However, there are more species in the Netherlands.

Length 8 - 12 mm.

Two other species. Family Gasteruptiidae.   Family Gasteruptiidae. Photos 27-6-2011 and 4-7-2011

Informatie about flies:  http://www.diptera.info/news.php
Informatie about wasps and bees:  http://www.forum.hymis.de    Another site with information: http://www.bwars.com/Gallery.htm

I want to thank everyone, who has helped me on waarneming.nl and forum.hymis.de to identify. Especially Camille Thirion,  Joël Valemberg, Pierre Nicolas, Gergely Várkonyi and Gerard Pennards.
Camille Thirion has a photo gallery Ichneumonidae arranged by subfamily.    

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