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Genus Phytodietus

Braconid Wasp ? - Phytodietus Phytodietus burgessi - female wasp - Phytodietus - male On arrowwood, Viburnum dentatum. Caterpillar's parasite from caterpillar 23, 5/26/12 - Phytodietus Arden Wasp - Phytodietus - female  Emerged from Unknown Pupa - Phytodietus Ichneumonidae - Ichneumon Wasps Phytodietus Sp. - Phytodietus - female Ichneumonidae - Ichneumon Wasps Phytodietus Sp. Female   - Phytodietus - female
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 Tryphoninae
Tribe Phytodietini
Genus Phytodietus
This genus commonly parasitizes microleps, particularly tortricids. [comment by Bob Carlson]
Life Cycle
1: larva on caterpillar. 2: pupa. 3: adult female. 4: adult male

See Also
The color pattern on the apex of the hind femur is distinctive for Phytodietus. Otherwise, in a dorsal view, the appearance isn't much different from Pimplinae. [comment by Bob Carlson]