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Unidentified parasites of Lepidoptera

We have a good number of unidentified caterpillar parasites that remain in the Lepidoptera pages. The parasites themselves remain unidentified in many cases. It would be nice to get them together to ease the job of any expert on parasites which may want to take a look at them. So, here are the ones that I found recently. Let me know if you find more.
Most of the parasitoids collected here are Braconidae:Microgastrinae. The ones on hornworms are Cotesia and at one time might have been considered C. congregata. There is one campoplegine ichneumonid.

Crambidae - Crambid Snout Moths
Species Evergestis rimosalis- Cross-striped Cabbageworm - Hodges#4898


Erebidae


Genus Grammia


Species Halysidota harrisii - Sycamore Tussock Moth - Hodges#8204


Species Halysidota tessellaris - Banded Tussock Moth - Hodges#8203


Species Hyphantria cunea - Fall Webworm Moth - Hodges#8140


Species Ledaea perditalis - Lost Owlet - Hodges#8491
Eulophidae, Eulophus

Species Lymantria dispar - Gypsy Moth - Hodges#8318


Species Lymire edwardsii - Edwards' Wasp Moth - Hodges#8270


Species Orgyia leucostigma - White-marked Tussock Moth - Hodges#8316
Ichneumonidae

Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)


Genus Pero


Limacodidae - Slug Caterpillar Moths
Species Acharia stimulea - Saddleback Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#4700


Species Adoneta spinuloides - Purple-crested Slug Moth - Hodges#4685


Genus Euclea


Species Lithacodes fasciola - Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth - Hodges#4665


Species Monoleuca semifascia - Pin-striped Slug Moth - Hodges#4691


Species Parasa chloris


Lycaenidae- Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters


Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)


Species Acronicta brumosa - Charred Dagger - Hodges#9255


Species Amphipyra pyramidoides - Copper Underwing - Hodges#9638


Genus Condica


Species Condica mobilis Mobile Groundling - Hodges#9693


Species Cucullia intermedia - Dusky Hooded Owlet - Hodges#10194


Helicoverpa or Heliothis


Species Spodoptera frugiperda - Fall Armyworm Moth - Hodges#9666


Notodontidae - Prominent Moths
Species Heterocampa averna - Hodges#7991


Species Heterocampa guttivitta - Saddled Prominent - Hodges#7994


Genus Schizura
Eulophidae. Eulophus

Species Schizura unicornis - Unicorn Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#8007


Saturniidae - Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths
Species Antheraea polyphemus- Polyphemus Moth - Hodges#7757


Species Automeris io- Io Moth - Hodges#7746


Species Hemileuca eglanterina- Elegant Sheep Moth - Hodges#7744


Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)


Species Agrius cingulata - Pink-spotted Hawkmoth - Hodges#7771


Species Ceratomia catalpae - Catalpa Sphinx - Hodges#7789


Species Ceratomia undulosa - Waved Sphinx - Hodges#7787


Species Deidamia inscriptum - Lettered Sphinx Moth - Hodges#7871


Species Eumorpha pandorus - Pandorus Sphinx - Hodges#7859


Species Dolba hyloeus - Pawpaw Sphinx - Hodges#7784


Species Manduca rustica - Rustic Sphinx - Hodges#7778


Species Manduca sexta - Carolina Sphinx - Hodges#7775
Most M. sexta parasites have been identified as Cotesia congregata, but perhaps it would be nice to have confirmation in some cases.


Genus Sphinx


Species Sphinx kalmiae - Laurel Sphinx - Hodges#7809


Unidentified caterpillars



This is not much of an article, but it belongs with other articles in case we keep adding to it.

Microgastrinae
All of the cocoon images collected here, except for the one campoplegine ichneumonid, are Braconidae:Microgastrinae. All of the ones on hornworms are Cotesia and at one time might have been considered C. congregata, but see the note here.

Nice work!
We have always wondered if these should be on the caterpillar page or the parasitoid page. We favor the parasitoid if folks would like to try and reach consensus, except for the cases such as 4652 and 228763 where we are probably just looking at tachinid eggs.

1424, 240512, and 249578 look similar to us and remind us of the images currently placed in Euplectrus.

35559, 197661, and 309657 look similar, and we think they have been ID'd several times as Braconids, but haven't found the reference yet.

While 29847 seems to end up in Campopleginae.

This should be fun for Charley!

 
Thanks
I favor the parasitoid page too. After all most of the caterpillars are very well represented and the parasitoids aren't. In some cases it would be nice to have a close-up of the parasitoids and a link to the caterpillar page.

 
My vote
is for images showing parasitoids and their signs to be moved to the page for the parasitoid, once the host has been identified to the extent possible. I think the guide pages for hosts and parasitoids should always be cross-referenced, as is done here and here. I'll do what I can with these when I have a little more time.

 
There's a great series here, Charley

 
Another one?
Glad that you found this one; there must be a few more hiding somewhere. This one is perhaps another case

Some parasitic wasps gain control of the mind of the dying caterpillar and force it to form a protective cocoon over the mass of wasp's cocoons as shown in this amazing National Geographic video (you have to put up with a few seconds of advertisement at the beginning).
I think that this was the case with the cluster of Cotesia I found.

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