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Genus Trogus

Which wasp is this, please? - Trogus pennator Red flyer - Trogus pennator Parasite wasp - Trogus pennator Trogus pennator? - Trogus pennator Large blue-black wasp with flat abdomen? - Trogus fulvipes - female Large blue-black wasp with flat abdomen? - Trogus fulvipes - female Ichneumon Wasp - Trogus pennator Parasitoid Wasp (of Pieridae?) - Trogus pennator
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 Ichneumoninae
Tribe Heresiarchini
No Taxon (Callajoppa Genus Group)
No Taxon (Trogus Subgroup)
Genus Trogus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trogus Panzer, 1806
Explanation of Names
Latinized form of Greek trogo gnaw (1). The Greek verb "to gnaw" is trogein (τρωγειν) (2).
Nearctica (3) lists four species and Arnett (4) lists six. There are twelve species in the genus worldwide (Wahl and Sime, 2006).
Life Cycle
All members of genus Trogus are parasitoids of swallowtail butterflies (Papilionidae), attacking the caterpillars (Wahl and Sime, 2006).
Print References
Arnett, p. 556 (4)
Borror, entry for trogo (1)
Eaton and Kaufman, pp. 328-329 (5)
Marshall, photo 545.9--Trogus pennator (6)
Sime, Karen. The natural history of the parasitic wasp Trogus pennator (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae): Hostā€finding behaviour and a possible host countermeasure. Journal of Natural History, Volume 39, Number 17, 2005 , pp. 1367-1380(14) (abstract).
Wahl, David B. and Karen R. Sime (2006). A revision of the genus Trogus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae). Systematic Entomology 31(4): 584 - 610 (abstract).
The Century Dictionary--entry for trogon (bird) (2)
Internet References