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Genus Mesostenus

ICHNEUMON WASP - Mesostenus Mesostenus - female Backyard Ichneumonid - Mesostenus thoracicus - female Ichneumon Wasp - Mesostenus - female Ichneumon wasp on house? - Mesostenus gracilis - female Ichneumon wasp? - Mesostenus Half-orange Ichneumon Wasp - Mesostenus gracilis - male Spot-back Ichneumon - Mesostenus thoracicus - female
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 Ichneumonidae (Ichneumon Wasps)
Subfamily Cryptinae
Tribe Cryptini
Subtribe Mesostenina
Genus Mesostenus
Explanation of Names
Author: Gravenhorst, 1829
Food
Hosts include Pyralidae
Print References
Cushman, P.A. 1929. A revision of the North American ichneumon-flies of the genus Mesostenus and related genera. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 74(2761): 1-58, 8 figs (online here)