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Species Stenarella domator

Cryptinae Wasp - Stenarella domator - female Cryptinae Wasp - Stenarella domator - female Cryptinae Wasp - Stenarella domator - female S. domator - Stenarella domator - female S. Domator - Stenarella domator - female S. Domator - Stenarella domator - female
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 Ichneumonidae (Ichneumon Wasps)
Subfamily Cryptinae
Tribe Cryptini
Subtribe Osprynchotina
Genus Stenarella
Species domator (Stenarella domator)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ichneumon domator Poda, 1761
Stenarella domator
Identification
Distinguished from related Osprynchotina by black color with brownish-red legs, ovipositor at least 2.9 times metasomal length, and small cell 1+2Rs in fore wing.
Range
Widespread in Europe and the Middle East, recently discovered in North America. Most likely introduced after 1962 because Townes did not mention it in his revision of related genera. Wahl and Green (2020) speculate that it was introduced in "eumenine nests in wood imports or sphecid nests on shipping containers."
Remarks
Parasitoid of wasps and bees with mud nests.
Print References
Wahl, David B and Nathaniel Green. 2020. Stenarella domator (Poda) [Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae], a newly introduced species to the Nearctic, and a summary of adventive Nearctic species of Ichneumonidae. Zootaxa 4743(1):103-110. DOI 10.11646/zootaxa.4743.1.8