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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" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid 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.