Meteorinae Cresson, 1887,

Broad, Gavin R., Shaw, Mark R. & Godfray, H. Charles J., 2016, Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Braconidae, Biodiversity Data Journal 4, pp. 8151-8151: 8151

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Meteorinae Cresson, 1887


Meteorinae Cresson, 1887 

ZELINAE  Ashmead, 1900

ZEMIOTINAE  van Achterberg, 1976


Stigenberg et al. (2015) included the meteorines as a basal tribe of Euphorinae  , rather than as a separate subfamily, as was the preference of many authors, for example, Shaw and Huddleston (1991). In light of their very different developmental biology (parasitoids of larval Lepidoptera  and Coleoptera  as opposed to parasitising adult insects) and sister-group position to the euphorines, we retain the subfamily rank for Meteorinae  .