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Genus Trogus

Trogus pennator Red wasp? - Trogus pennator - female Large blue-black wasp with flat abdomen? - Trogus fulvipes - female Trogus pennator?  - Trogus pennator Ichneumon Wasp - Trogus pennator Trogus pennator Wasp - Trogus pennator Parasitic Wasp - Trogus pennator
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 Ichneumoninae
Tribe Heresiarchini
No Taxon (Callajoppa Genus Group)
No Taxon (Trogus Subgroup)
Genus Trogus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trogus Panzer, 1806
Explanation of Names
Latinized form of Greek trogo gnaw (1). The Greek verb "to gnaw" is trogein (τρωγειν) (2).
Nearctica (3) lists four species and Arnett (4) lists six. There are twelve species in the genus worldwide (Wahl and Sime, 2006).
Life Cycle
All members of genus Trogus are parasitoids of swallowtail butterflies (Papilionidae), attacking the caterpillars (Wahl and Sime, 2006).
Print References
Arnett, p. 556 (4)
Borror, entry for trogo (1)
Eaton and Kaufman, pp. 328-329 (5)
Marshall, photo 545.9--Trogus pennator (6)
Sime, Karen (2005). The natural history of the parasitic wasp Trogus pennator (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae): Hostā€finding behaviour and a possible host countermeasure. Journal of Natural History, 39(17):1367-1380 (abstract).
Wahl, David B. and Karen R. Sime (2006). A revision of the genus Trogus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae). Systematic Entomology 31(4): 584 - 610 (Full Text).
The Century Dictionary--entry for trogon (bird) (2)
Internet References