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Genus Arotes

Black-white banded Ichneumon Wasp, Arotes sp. - Arotes amoenus Ichneumon - Arotes decorus - female ichneumon - Arotes decorus - female Fly with very long stinger - Arotes decorus wasp061117 - Arotes decorus Black and white wasp - Arotes amoenus - male Ichneumon - Arotes melleus - female wasp - Arotes amoenus - female
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 Acaenitinae
Genus Arotes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Arotes Gravenhorst 1829
Explanation of Names
Arotes Gravenhorst 1829
4 spp. in our area(1)
1. Arotes amoenus
2. Arotes decorus
3. Arotes maurus
4. Arotes melleus
A group of boldly-patterned, medium-sized ichneumons. See photos.
Black and yellow coloration, long ovipositor, dorsoventrally depressed abdomen with apical portion laterally compressed, the first tergite narrowed anteriorly and broadened posteriorly and apical dark wing spots.
Holarctic and n. Neotropic; widespread in NA (so. Canada and the e. half of the US)(1)
known hosts include Cerambycidae, Melandryidae, Buprestidae, and Mordellidae(1)