Molecular phylogeny places the enigmatic subfamily Masoninae within the Ichneumonidae, not the Braconidae

@article{Quicke2019MolecularPP,
  title={Molecular phylogeny places the enigmatic subfamily Masoninae within the Ichneumonidae, not the Braconidae},
  author={Donald L. J. Quicke and Andrew D. Austin and Erinn P. Fagan‐Jeffries and Paul D. N. Hebert and Buntika Areekul Butcher},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  year={2019},
  volume={49},
  pages={64 - 71}
}
The Masoninae (type genus Masona van Achterberg) is a widespread but seldom collected group of morphologically aberrant tiny (body length 2 mm or less) wasps that have always been considered as a subfamily of Braconidae, albeit on little supporting evidence. Discovery of a fully winged female of Masona from remote Australia has enabled a reassessment of its relationships. This specimen yielded sequence data for the nuclear 28S and 18S rDNA genes, the barcoding fragment of mitochondrial… Expand
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