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Subfamily Diplazontinae - Hover Fly Parasitoid Wasps

The plot thickens - Diplazon laetatorius - female wasp - female Diplazon laetatorius? - Diplazon laetatorius - female Wasp on Rudbeckia maxima - Diplazon laetatorius - female Feeding on black aphids  - Diplazon laetatorius Ichneumon sp - Diplazon laetatorius Hymenoptera Ichneumon - Diplazon laetatorius
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 Diplazontinae (Hover Fly Parasitoid Wasps)
20 genera worldwide; over 100 spp. in 12 genera north of Mexico(1)(2)
With 3-toothed mandibles and a box-like first tergite.
host: aphidophagous Syrphidae
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