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Species Bathyplectes curculionis

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