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Species Enicospilus purgatus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid Apocrita))
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
Orig. Comb: Ophion purgatus Say, 1835
Enicospilus purgatus (Say 1835)
Formerly considered a synonym of Enicospilus merdarius (Gravenhorst)
Identification
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.
Range
Canada to Argentina (less common in Rocky Mtn states)
Season
mostly May-Oct (BG data)
Food
Hosts:
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.