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Genus Phytodietus

Wasp from larva parasitizing a caterpillar. 10/14/2010 - Phytodietus - male Larva building a cocoon. 9/29/2010 - Phytodietus Pupa inside cocoon. 10/9/2010 - Phytodietus Phytodietus - female Ichneumon - Phytodietus - male wasp - Phytodietus - male Ichneumon Wasp maybe ? - Phytodietus unknown ichneumon - Phytodietus - female
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 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]