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Species Bathyplectes infernalis

Ichneumon wasp - Bathyplectes infernalis - female Parasitic Wasp - Bathyplectes infernalis - female Wasp - Bathyplectes infernalis - female Wasp - Bathyplectes infernalis - female Wasp - Bathyplectes infernalis - female Wasp - Bathyplectes infernalis - female Wasp - Bathyplectes infernalis - female Wasp - Bathyplectes infernalis - 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 Bathyplectes
Species infernalis (Bathyplectes infernalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Bathyplectes tristis, Biolysia tristis
Range
Of European origin.
Food
Host: the clover leaf weevil, Hypera zoilus
Remarks
Like its host, the clover leaf weevil, this species is a European immigrant. Although it is generally thelytokous (i.e. females only), I have seen males from NJ, PA, MD, and VA. Males are perhaps even rarer in Europe because in a 1974 revision of the western Palearctic species now placed in Bathyplectes, Horstmann did not mention having seen any.
Print References
Horstmann, K. 1974. Revision der westpaläarktischen Arten der Schlupfwespen-Gattungen Bathyplectes und Biolysia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Entomologica Germanica 1:58-81.