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Species Agathis malvacearum - Burdock Seedhead Moth Parasite

Parasitic Wasp - Agathis malvacearum - female 5011697 - Agathis malvacearum Branconid Wasp Agathis malvacearum - Burdock Seedhead Moth Parasite female - Agathis malvacearum - female Wasp oviposting in Burdock (Arctium lappa) flower. - Agathis malvacearum - female Wasp oviposting in Burdock (Arctium lappa) flower. - Agathis malvacearum - female Wasp oviposting in Burdock (Arctium lappa) flower. - Agathis malvacearum - female Emerged from burdock seedhead moth hibernaculum - Agathis malvacearum Wasp - Agathis malvacearum - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Agathidinae
Tribe Agathidini
Genus Agathis
Species malvacearum (Burdock Seedhead Moth Parasite)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
A. metzeneriae
Explanation of Names
Author: Latreille, 1805
Food
Parasitoid of the moth Metzneria lappella
Remarks
This species and its host are both native to Europe and were presumably introduced along with the moth's host plant Common Burdock.
Internet References
Boldsystems-Taxonomy. Several images.