Gelis sp. Gelis sp. Thunberg, 1827    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Ichneumonidae   >   Genus Gelis   

Status:

According to BugGuide, this genus is found worldwide and is represented by 300 species. About 80 of them are found in the U.S. and Canada.

Relationships:

"Many species of Gelis are wingless. Habits are diverse. Many are external parasites of Lepidoptera in cocoons, others are parasitic on Symphyta, spiders, Diptera larvae and pupae, or wood-boring Coleoptera larvae. Many are Hyperparasites." (BugGuide)

There are 2 records in the project database.

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A female Gelis species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/19/2017). Verified by Ross Hill/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A female Gelis species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/19/2017). Verified by Ross Hill/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

Gelis species in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/10/2017). (c) Mark Etheridge, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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