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Species Arotes amoenus

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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 Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid Wasps)
Subfamily Acaenitinae
Genus Arotes
Species amoenus (Arotes amoenus)
QC w. to MN, s. to n. GA (1) and TX.
Host: the false darkling beetle Melandrya striata(1)