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Genus Euplectrus

Parasite larvae - Euplectrus parasitoids - Euplectrus Larva, parasitoidX - Euplectrus Parasitoid, lateral - Euplectrus Eulophidae, ventral - Euplectrus Wasp - Euplectrus - male Parasite - Euplectrus Parasited Caterpillar - Euplectrus
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 Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Eulophidae
Subfamily Eulophinae
Tribe Eulophini
Genus Euplectrus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
genus needs revision
Explanation of Names
Euplectrus Westwood 1832
15 spp. in our area, ~150 worldwide(1)
They are ectoparasitoids of Lepidoptera caterpillars.
Life Cycle

larvae -- pupae -- adult
Used to control lepidopteran pests (Gates & Schauff 2001)
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