Subfamily diagnostics
(HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE)


The Agathidinae have a narrow radial cell in the forewing.  They are generally orange and black with a goat-like face.
AGATHIDINAE

 
The Alysiinae have outwardly directed mandibles, enabling them to excape from the puparia of Diptera.
ALYSIINAE

 
The Opiinae have a large radial cell and three cubital cells.
OPIINAE

 
The Cheloninae have a carapace-like abdomen, and three cubital cells in the forewing.
CHELONINAE

 
Some Blacinae also have a carapace-like abdomen, but they have only two cubital cells.
BLACINAE

 
The Macrocentrinae have extremely long slender legs.
MACROCENTRINAE

 
The genus Meteorus has a long slender petiole.
EUPHORINAE (part)

 
 
The genus Apanteles has only a pigmented stub of a radial vein.
The genus Cardiochiles is black-bodied with dark wings and has a recurved radial vein
The genera Microgaster, Microplitis, and Diolcogaster have a small areolet in the forewing.
MICROGASTRINAE
The Microgastrinae have an incomplete radial cell.

 
 
The Rogadinae have a semicircular cavity above the mandibles and a complete occipital carina at the back of the head.
ROGADINAE

 
The Braconinae have a semi-circular cavity above the mandibles, but their occiput is not margined.
BRACONINAE

 
The Helconinae have a concave depression on the head behind the antennae.
HELCONINAE

 
The Doryctinae are generally large black and orange Braconids with short spines on their fore-tibiae.  The genus Spathius has a petiolate abdomen
DORYCTINAE

 
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