[Taxacom] informal catagory between subfamily and family

Sharkey, Michael J msharkey at uky.edu
Thu Apr 23 17:23:34 CDT 2009

Dear all,
    I work on a large group of insects (Braconidae) and need some advice on informal names between the familial and subfamilial categories. Presently there are a few groups of subfamilies that are referred to with an oid ending, e.g., microgastroid. I find this too similar or even identical to the informal way one might refer to a superfamily. We were thinking of -formes and -ion. Suggestions and advice are most welcome.
Thanks in advance.

Michael Sharkey
Department of Entomology
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40546-0091
(859) 257-9364
msharkey at uky.edu

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