Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Genus Rogas

Yellow braconid wasp (2) - Rogas - female Rogas?  - Rogas lateral - Rogas empty mummy - Rogas Another Rogas? - Rogas mummy lateral - Rogas adult lateral - Rogas - female parasitic Apocrita - Rogas
Classification
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 Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Rogadinae
Genus Rogas
Pronunciation
ROW gas
Explanation of Names
Rogas Nees von Esenbeck 1818
Numbers
probably 100-150 New World species, most undescribed (Shaw, S.R. 1997. Subfamily Rogadine. In:(1))
Size
4 - 10 mm
Identification
cyclostome "mouth." Also see this image.. As can be seen from these 2 images, the cyclostome mouth is defined by the dorso-ventrally short clypeus and the concave labrum, bordered ventrally by the mandibles.
Mummification of host remains. Here and here are examples of rogadine mummies.
ovipositor length variable
tarsal claw with large, blunt basal lobe, in some species, pectinate
*For labeled generalized diagrams of braconid external morphology, see PDF, pp. 98-99(2)
Range
Mostly Neotropical, rare in North America.
Food
Larvae feed on larvae of Limacodidae, Zygaenidae, Lycaenidae, and Riodinidae. (Shaw, S.R. 1997. In:(1)
Life Cycle
larval koinobiont endoparasitoids. As with other rogadines, Rogas larvae mummify the host when they finish feeding on it and kill it, and pupate inside the mummy.
Remarks
Very similar in overall appearance to Aleiodes. Best distinguished from Aleiodes by (1) lack of median longitudinal carina much more prominent than other carinae on first metasomal tergite, and (2) presence of basal lobe on tarsal claw.
Works Cited
1.Manual of the New World Genera of the Family Braconidae (Hymenoptera)
Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh, M.J. Sharkey (Eds). 1997. International Society of Hymenopterists.
2.A Revision of the Tetrasphaeropyx Ashm. Lineage of the Genus Aleiodes Wesmael (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae)
Fortier, Joseph C. 2009. Magnolia Press.