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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Ichneumonoidea

Familia: Ichneumonidae
Subfamilia: Acaenitinae
Tribus: Acaenitini ...
Overview of genera

Acaenitus – Arotes – Asperpunctatus – Boloderma – Coleocentrus – Dentifemura – Dimorphonyx – Eremocinetus – Hallocinetus – Hieroceryx – Ishigakia – Jezarotes – Leptacoenites – Mesoclistus – Metachorischizus – Notaulites – Paracollyria – Phaenolobus – Phalgea – Phorotrophus – Procinetus – Prosacron – Siphimedia – Spilopteron – Yamatarotes – Yezoceryx


Acaenitinae Förster, 1869

Kusigemati, K. 1987: Some Ephialtinae, Banchinae, Porizontinae, Mesochorinae, Metopiinae and Acaenitinae of Formosa (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Memoirs of the Kagoshima University Research Center for the South Pacific, 8 (1): 21–33.
Sheng, M-l.; Sun, S-p. 2010: A new genus and species of Acaenitini (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Acaenitinae) from China. ZooKeys, 49: 87–93. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.49.408
Varga, A. 2013: A review of the subfamily Acaenitinae Förster, 1869 (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) from Ukrainian Carpathians. Biodiversity data journal 1: e1008. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e1008 Reference page.

Acaenitinae is a subfamily of the parasitic wasp family Ichneumonidae. It is distributed on all continents except Antarctica, although only one specimen has ever been discovered in South America.[1] Little is known of the Acaenitinae. The only reared species was a koinobiont endoparasitoid of a weevil. There are 24 genera. Hosts are believed to be Coleoptera larvae in wood. Female Acaenitinae have a large triangular projecting genital plate.




Castillo, C., Sääksjärvi, I. E., Bennett, A. M., & Broad, G. R. (2011). First record of Acaenitinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) from South America with description of a new species and a key to the world species of Arotes Gravenhorst. ZooKeys, (137), 77.

Further reading

Townes, H.K. (1971) Genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 4 (Cremastinae, Phrudinae, Tersilochinae, Ophioninae, Mesochorinae, Metopiinae, Anomalinae, Acaenitinae, Microleptinae, Orthopelmatinae, Collyriinae, Orthocentrinae, Diplazontinae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 17: 1-372.

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