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Genus Mesostenus

Window wasp - Mesostenus gracilis - female Mesostenus - Mesostenus thoracicus - female A Beauty - Mesostenus thoracicus - female braconid or ichneumon or something else? - Mesostenus - male Ichneumon - Melanichneumon? - Mesostenus - female ichneumon wasp - Mesostenus - female Small Hunting Wasp - Mesostenus - male Spot-back Ichneumon - Mesostenus thoracicus - female
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 Mesostenina
Genus Mesostenus
Explanation of Names
Author: Gravenhorst, 1829
Hosts include Pyralidae
Print References
Cushman, P.A. 1929. A revision of the North American ichneumon-flies of the genus Mesostenus and related genera. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 74(2761): 1-58, 8 figs (online here)