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Species Limonethe maurator

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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 Ichneumoninae
Tribe Ichneumonini
Genus Limonethe
Species maurator (Limonethe maurator)
Explanation of Names
Limonethe maurator (Brulle, 1846)
maurator = possibly a corruption of the Latin morātor ('to delay or linger'); this is the root of the Spanish morar ('to dwell') and English 'marauder'
the only member of the genus in our area
A distinctive species recognized by its black ground color, red hind femora, red abdomen, and white bands on the antennae.
Nymphalis antiopa, Vanessa cardui.