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Species Cotesia congregata

Parasitic wasp on tomato/tobacco hornworm - Cotesia congregata catepillar with eggs? - Cotesia congregata Caterpillar with eggs? - Cotesia congregata Caterpillar with eggs? - Cotesia congregata NJ Caterpillar with eggs? - Cotesia congregata Braconid Wasp (Cotesia congregata) Cocoons on Carolina Sphinx Caterpillar - Cotesia congregata Don't sit still too long in Florida - Cotesia congregata Pawpaw Sphinx - Cotesia congregata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconids and Ichneumons)
Family Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Microgastrinae
Genus Cotesia
Species congregata (Cotesia congregata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apanteles (Protapanteles) augustus, Microgaster congregatus, Microgaster utilis
Remarks
The most significant parasitoid of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta

"Our field studies are beginning to show that these Cotesia species are highly host-specific, and that some similar-looking species that attack related hosts may actually be genetically, if not very morphologically, distinct. The host of Cotesia congregata (Say) that was originally studied was Manduca sexta, so the wasps from catalpa sphinx may possibly be different, but as far as we know now they are not." -Dr. James B. Whitfield, University of Illinois (11/12/2008)