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Species Enicospilus purgatus

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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 Ophioninae (Short-tailed Ichneumonid Wasps)
Genus Enicospilus
Species purgatus (Enicospilus purgatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Enicospilus purgatus (Say 1835)
Formerly considered a junior synonym of Enicospilus merdarius (Gravenhorst, 1829) [misidentification](1)
Enicospilus volubilis (Holmgren, 1868)
Enicospilus flaviceps (Brullé, 1846)
Enicospilus lateralis (Brulle, 1846)
Orig. Comb: Ophion purgatus Say, 1835
Recognized by the pattern of sclerites in the discosubmarginal cell of the fore wing: proximal and central sclerite prominent but distal sclerite reduced to a thin crescent.
widespread Canada to Argentina (less common in Rocky Mtn states)
mostly May-Oct (BG data)
Drepana bilineata (Packard, 1864)
Agrotis subterranea (Fabricius, 1794)
Alabama argillacea (Hübner, 1823)
Discestra trifolii (Hufnagel, 1766)
Leucania latiuscula Herrich-Schaffer, 1868
Leucania multilinea Walker, 1856
Melanchra picta (Harris, 1841)
Mocis latipes (Guenée, 1852)
Peridroma saucia (Hübner, 1808)
Mythimna unipuncta (Haworth, 1809)
Scoliopteryx libatrix (Linnaeus, 1758)
Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith, 1797)
Spodoptera ornithogalli (Guenée, 1852)
Heterocampa guttivitta (Walker, 1855)
Schizura concinna (Smith, 1797)
Schizura unicornis (Smith, 1797)
Print References
Fernandes, D.R.R., Onody, H.C., Lara, R.I.R., & Perioto, N.W. (2014). Annotated Checklist of Brazilian Ophioninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). EntomoBrasilis, 7(2), 124-133.
Works Cited
1.The taxonomy and biogeography of Cuban Ophioninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)
José L. Fernández-Triana. 2005. Zootaxa, 1007: 1-60.