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Species Eriborus terebrans

Eriborus terebrans - 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 Eriborus
Species terebrans (Eriborus terebrans)
Size
Female 6-10 mm long. Male 5-7 mm.
Range
native to Eurasia; MA-ON-ND-IL-MD(1)
Habitat
Corn fields and surrounding habitats
Food
Ostrinia nubilalis, the European corn borer
Life Cycle
overwinters as a larva inside its host, the corn borer. Adults may live 7-10 days under ideal conditions
Remarks
Palearctic species introduced in NA to control the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis)(1)
Introduced repeatedly from 1927 through 1940.