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Upcoming Events

Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


Genus Exetastes

Ichneumon Wasp - Exetastes bituminosus Ichneumon - Exetastes suaveolens - male Pimplinae - Exetastes fornicator - female wasp171 - Exetastes Ichneumon? - Exetastes angustoralis - female Wasp/Sawfly ID help needed - Exetastes Exetastes suaveolens? - Exetastes suaveolens - male Ichneumonid - Exetastes
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 Banchinae
Tribe Banchini
Genus Exetastes
a large genus with 51 spp. north of Mexico(1)
worldwide except Australian(2)
Mostly unforested terrain or ecotones between forest and grassland(2)