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Ichneumonidae - female

Ichneumonidae - Female
Madera Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
March 19, 2017
Whitehouse Picnic Area in Madera Canyon
S Madera Canyon Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614
Coordinates: 31.733554, -110.882274
Attracted to mercury vapor and ultraviolet lights

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Ichneumonidae - female Ichneumonidae - female

Moved from Ichneumon Wasps.

Phaeogenini (female)…
Do you recall the approx. length?

See reference here.

I measured it for sure
but didn't write it down and now I am not confident about its size. If I have to guess, I would say approximately 9 mm.
Thank you Ross and Ken!

Good, I just wanted to be sure, since this is the first tribal reference for AZ. I'm not seeing any visible sternaulus, which would seem to exclude Cryptinae. Members of the Phaeogenini group are typically less than 10mm in length, which helps to confirm this placement; however, this is a group that unfortunately has not been adequately studied. These wasps parasitize microlepidopterans.

I hadn't realized that
this was a new tribe for Arizona. Wonderful!


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