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Genus Euplectrus

Grapevine Epimenis cat. w/ eggs on it (?) - Euplectrus wasps and victim - Euplectrus Parasitized caterpillar - Euplectrus Wasp - Euplectrus Halfwing, 5 days after collection - Euplectrus Caterpillar really not sure? - Euplectrus Part 1: Caterpillar has Parasites - Which Parasite? - Euplectrus Euplectrus sp. on Patalene olyzonaria - 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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