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Tribe Atrophini

Ichneumon Wasp - female Ichneumon - female Ichneumon - Lissonota rubrica - male ichneumon - Arenetra rufipes - male ichneumon - Lissonota - male Yellow, black, and red wasp Female, Atrophini? - female Icheumonidae  - female
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 Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid Wasps)
Subfamily Banchinae
Tribe Atrophini
37 genera worldwide(1), 13-14 (with ~200 spp.) in our area(2)(3)
As with many other Banchinae, the abdomen is non-petiolate, and the ovipositor is notched. It is necessary to note in contrast to previous comments that a notched ovipositor cannot separate Atrophini from other Banchinae (including Glyptini) or even from many other ichneumonid subfamilies.(1)