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Species Rhyssa lineolata

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Classification
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 Rhyssinae
Genus Rhyssa
Species lineolata (Rhyssa lineolata)
Identification
Rhyssa lineolata is one of only two rhyssine species in our area with white bands on the antennae. It additionally has a white dorsobasal spot on the hind coxae (the ground color is often orange but may be darker). The metapleuron has a more extensive, square-to-rounded white spot. The other, R. crevieri, lacks a white dorsobasal spot on the hind coxae (the ground color is dark). The spot on the metapleuron is smaller with a narrow extension along the upper margin.