Banchinae are a subfamily of the parasitic wasp family Ichneumonidae with about 1,500 species; the genera Glypta and Lissonota are very large. The tribes Banchini, Glyptini and Lissonotini are distributed worldwide.
In older treatments, the Lycorininae, Neorhacodinae and Stilbopinae are often included in the Banchinae; newer works usually consider them separate families.
All Bachinae are koinobiont endoparasites of Lepidoptera. The Glyptini parasitise Tortricoidea. Atrophini parasitise a wider range of small moths. Species of Lissonota have long ovipositors able to reach deep wood-boring Lepidoptera such as Cossidae.
Most Banchinae have a stalked diamond-shaped areolet. A lobe of the propodeum projects over the middle coxae.The propodeum has few ridges (carinae), and the face is described as goat-like.
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