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Genus Philoctetes

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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 (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo Wasps and Allies)
Family Chrysididae (Cuckoo Wasps)
Subfamily Chrysidinae
Tribe Elampini
Genus Philoctetes
Explanation of Names
Philoctetes Abeille 1879
Numbers
8 spp. in our area, >40 worldwide(1)
Range
Holarctic (+one Afrotropical species), most diverse in C. Asia(1); in our area, w. NA (all spp.), Ph. plicatus also in ne. US & ON(2)
Food
known hosts: Pemphredoninae(2)
Internet References
Taxon page [data from(1)]
Works Cited
1.The chrysidid wasps of the world
Kimsey L.S., Bohart R.M. 1990. Oxford University Press. 652 pp.
2.California Cuckoo Wasps in the Family Chrysididae (Hymenoptera)
Lynn S. Kimsey. 2006. UC Press.