Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Bathyplectes curculionis

Bathyplectes curculionis - 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 Campopleginae
Genus Bathyplectes
Species curculionis (Bathyplectes curculionis)
Range
native to Europe and n. Africa; in NA: PQ to s. AB & WA, south to GA & MS(1)
Food
hosts: alfalfa weevils Hypera (1)
Remarks
A Paleartic species introduced in NA in 1911 to control Hypera postica, the alfalfa [leaf] weevil and Hypera brunnipennis Egyptian alfalfa weevil.
Internet References