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americanus complex

Enicospilus Slender Red-Orange Wasp (Ventral View) - Enicospilus Ichneumon - Enicospilus Large Ichneumon - Enicospilus Ophion (Short-tailed Ichneumon Wasps)  - Enicospilus Ophion? - Enicospilus Enicospilus E. glabratus - Enicospilus glabratus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid Wasps)
Subfamily Ophioninae (Short-tailed Ichneumonid Wasps)
Genus Enicospilus
No Taxon americanus complex
Identification
Discosubmarginal cell without the pair of alar sclerites that E. purgatus has

Enicospilus glabratus

Forewing with discosubmarginal cell bearing a cluster of closely interspaced hairs in anterodistal corner (the forehead of the horse-head shaped cell)

Enicospilus texanus
Range
Widespread with most or all species ranging south to Central America, but possibly absent from most of Canada and Alaska.
Remarks
Includes seven species:
E. aktites Gauld, 1988 (south Florida)
E. americanus (Christ, 1791)
E. glabratus (Say, 1836)
E. texanus (Ashmead, 1890)
E. lebophagus Gauld, 1988 (south Texas)
E. cushmani Gauld, 1988 (eastern North America)
E. peigleri Gauld, 1988 (southern U.S.)
Print References
Gauld, Ian D. 1988. The species of the Enicospilus americanus complex (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) in eastern North America. Systematic Entomology 13(1):31-53 DOI 10.1111/j.1365-3113.1988.tb00226.x