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Genus Phytodietus

Ichneumon - Phytodietus - female On arrowwood, Viburnum dentatum. Caterpillar's parasite. From caterpillar 23, 5/13/12 - Phytodietus On arrowwood, Viburnum dentatum. Caterpillar's parasite from caterpillar 23, 5/21/12 - Phytodietus On arrowwood, Viburnum dentatum. Caterpillar's parasite from caterpillar 23, 6/2/12 - Phytodietus - male Ichneumon ? - Phytodietus - female Unknown Hymenoptera - Phytodietus - female Potential Phytodietus - Phytodietus - female Phytodietus vulgaris female - Phytodietus vulgaris - female
Classification
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 Tryphoninae
Tribe Phytodietini
Genus Phytodietus
Numbers
32 spp. in our area:(1)
1. Phytodietus burgessi (Cresson, 1868)
2. Phytodietus californicus Cresson, 1879
3. Phytodietus clypearius Ashmead, 1902
4. Phytodietus conflictanae Loan, 1981
5. Phytodietus coxanotus Loan, 1981
6. Phytodietus criddleanae Loan, 1981
7. Phytodietus emericus Loan, 1981
8. Phytodietus fumiferanae Rohwer, 1922
9. Phytodietus fuscus Loan, 1981
10. Phytodietus hecatus Loan, 1981
11. Phytodietus improbanae Loan, 1981
12. Phytodietus lunigerellae Loan, 1981
13. Phytodietus malinus Loan, 1981
14. Phytodietus oregonensis Loan, 1981
15. Phytodietus plesia Rohwer, 1920
16. Phytodietus pleuralis Cresson, 1865
17. Phytodietus rubelloides Loan, 1981
18. Phytodietus rubellus Loan, 1981
19. Phytodietus rubidus Loan, 1981
20. Phytodietus rufipes Holmgren, 1860
21. Phytodietus rufosus Loan, 1981
22. Phytodietus rutilus Krebs, 1969
23. Phytodietus segmentator Gravenhorst, 1829
24. Phytodietus semialbidus Loan, 1981
25. Phytodietus semifuscus Loan, 1981
26. Phytodietus semirufus Loan, 1981
27. Phytodietus solandrianae Loan, 1981
28. Phytodietus solicitanae Loan, 1981
29. Phytodietus terminatus Loan, 1981
30. Phytodietus varianae Loan, 1981
31. Phytodietus vulgaris Cresson, 1870
32. Phytodietus zebra Loan, 1981
Food
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]
Works Cited
1.Nomina Insecta Nearctica
Poole, Robert W. Nearctica.com, Inc.