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Parasitic wasp - Trogus pennator

Parasitic wasp - Trogus pennator
Dunkirk, Maryland, USA
December 31, 1969
Size: 20 mm
This wasp emerge from a Black Swallowtail chrysalis today.

Moved from Trogus.

Moved from Ichneumoninae.

of some flavor... or at least that's my guess... P:

I believe your right. There must be 10,000 different ichneumon sp. so I will just have to be happy with it being an "Ichneumon".

Thanks for the input.

Wait a sec:-)
With the host chrysalis, and a pretty distinctive wasp, I'd say this is probably in the genus Trogus. Nice work.

Trogus ?
It does look like the pictures on this web site of Trogus. I do not know anything about Trogus but will now be motivated to do some research on this species.

Thanks Eric

Oh, good!
See, I'm just 19 and on top of that I'm still really early in my college career. I can still only positively identify most critters down to family at best, but usually I can do it at least to order, (for example I know a mayfly when i see one, or an Oribatid mite. Can't do much from there though...)

So then Trogus it is! :)

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