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Genus Euplectrus

Parasitic cocoons - Euplectrus Chalcidoidea with pale tergite pattern - Euplectrus Wasp - Euplectrus Chalcid ? - Euplectrus Another Euplectrus? - Euplectrus chalcidoid wasp - Euplectrus Euplectrus wasps - Euplectrus Euplectrus wasps - Euplectrus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid 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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