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Unidentified parasites of Lepidoptera

We have a good number of unidentified caterpillar parasites that remain in the Lepidoptera pages. The parasites themselves remain unidentified in many cases. It would be nice to get them together to ease the job of any expert on parasites which may want to take a look at them. So, here are the ones that I found recently. Let me know if you find more.
Most of the parasitoids collected here are Braconidae:Microgastrinae. The ones on hornworms are Cotesia and at one time might have been considered C. congregata. There is one campoplegine ichneumonid.

Crambidae - Crambid Snout Moths
Species Evergestis rimosalis- Cross-striped Cabbageworm - Hodges#4898


Species Halysidota harrisii - Sycamore Tussock Moth - Hodges#8204

Species Halysidota tessellaris - Banded Tussock Moth - Hodges#8203

Species Hyphantria cunea - Fall Webworm Moth - Hodges#8140

Species Ledaea perditalis - Lost Owlet - Hodges#8491
Eulophidae, Eulophus

Species Lymantria dispar - Gypsy Moth - Hodges#8318

Species Lymire edwardsii - Edwards' Wasp Moth - Hodges#8270

Species Orgyia leucostigma - White-marked Tussock Moth - Hodges#8316

Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)

Genus Pero

Limacodidae - Slug Caterpillar Moths
Species Acharia stimulea - Saddleback Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#4700

Species Adoneta spinuloides - Purple-crested Slug Moth - Hodges#4685

Genus Euclea

Species Lithacodes fasciola - Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth - Hodges#4665

Species Monoleuca semifascia - Pin-striped Slug Moth - Hodges#4691

Species Parasa chloris

Lycaenidae- Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters

Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)

Genus Acronicta

Species Acronicta brumosa - Charred Dagger - Hodges#9255

Species Amphipyra pyramidoides - Copper Underwing - Hodges#9638

Genus Condica

Species Condica mobilis Mobile Groundling - Hodges#9693

Species Cucullia intermedia - Dusky Hooded Owlet - Hodges#10194

Helicoverpa or Heliothis

Species Spodoptera frugiperda - Fall Armyworm Moth - Hodges#9666

Notodontidae - Prominent Moths
Species Heterocampa averna - Hodges#7991

Species Heterocampa guttivitta - Saddled Prominent - Hodges#7994

Genus Schizura
Eulophidae. Eulophus

Species Schizura unicornis - Unicorn Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#8007

Saturniidae - Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths
Species Antheraea polyphemus- Polyphemus Moth - Hodges#7757

Species Automeris io- Io Moth - Hodges#7746

Species Hemileuca eglanterina- Elegant Sheep Moth - Hodges#7744

Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)

Species Agrius cingulata - Pink-spotted Hawkmoth - Hodges#7771

Species Ceratomia catalpae - Catalpa Sphinx - Hodges#7789

Species Ceratomia undulosa - Waved Sphinx - Hodges#7787

Species Deidamia inscriptum - Lettered Sphinx Moth - Hodges#7871

Species Eumorpha pandorus - Pandorus Sphinx - Hodges#7859

Species Dolba hyloeus - Pawpaw Sphinx - Hodges#7784

Species Manduca rustica - Rustic Sphinx - Hodges#7778

Species Manduca sexta - Carolina Sphinx - Hodges#7775
Most M. sexta parasites have been identified as Cotesia congregata, but perhaps it would be nice to have confirmation in some cases.

Genus Sphinx

Species Sphinx kalmiae - Laurel Sphinx - Hodges#7809

Species Xylophanes tersa - Tersa Sphinx - Hodges#7890

Unidentified caterpillars

This is not much of an article, but it belongs with other articles in case we keep adding to it.

All of the cocoon images collected here, except for the one campoplegine ichneumonid, are Braconidae:Microgastrinae. All of the ones on hornworms are Cotesia and at one time might have been considered C. congregata, but see the note here.

Nice work!
We have always wondered if these should be on the caterpillar page or the parasitoid page. We favor the parasitoid if folks would like to try and reach consensus, except for the cases such as 4652 and 228763 where we are probably just looking at tachinid eggs.

1424, 240512, and 249578 look similar to us and remind us of the images currently placed in Euplectrus.

35559, 197661, and 309657 look similar, and we think they have been ID'd several times as Braconids, but haven't found the reference yet.

While 29847 seems to end up in Campopleginae.

This should be fun for Charley!

I favor the parasitoid page too. After all most of the caterpillars are very well represented and the parasitoids aren't. In some cases it would be nice to have a close-up of the parasitoids and a link to the caterpillar page.

My vote
is for images showing parasitoids and their signs to be moved to the page for the parasitoid, once the host has been identified to the extent possible. I think the guide pages for hosts and parasitoids should always be cross-referenced, as is done here and here. I'll do what I can with these when I have a little more time.

There's a great series here, Charley

Another one?
Glad that you found this one; there must be a few more hiding somewhere. This one is perhaps another case

Some parasitic wasps gain control of the mind of the dying caterpillar and force it to form a protective cocoon over the mass of wasp's cocoons as shown in this amazing National Geographic video (you have to put up with a few seconds of advertisement at the beginning).
I think that this was the case with the cluster of Cotesia I found.

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