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Genus Exetastes

Ichneumon - Exetastes fornicator Headless ichneumonoid - Exetastes - female Pimplinae - Exetastes fornicator - female Pimplinae - Exetastes fornicator - female Ichneumon ? - Exetastes - female Wasp - Exetastes - male Black Ichneumon with orange hind femur - Exetastes bituminosus - female Can I get a confirm that this is Exetastes fornicator?  - Exetastes fornicator - female
Classification
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
Numbers
a large genus with 51 spp. north of Mexico(1)
Range
worldwide except Australian(2)
Habitat
Mostly unforested terrain or ecotones between forest and grassland(2)
Food
cutworms(2)