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Subspecies Opheltes glaucopterus barberi

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Classification
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 Ctenopelmatinae
Tribe Perilissini
Genus Opheltes
Species glaucopterus (Opheltes glaucopterus)
Subspecies barberi (Opheltes glaucopterus barberi)
Identification
Has inflated (bulging) temples.
Food
Larva is a parasitoid of the elm sawfly (Cimbex americana).
Remarks
Comes to lights.