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Species Euplectrus platyhypenae

Euplectrus plathypenae or platyhypenae, rather. - Euplectrus platyhypenae - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Eulophidae
Subfamily Eulophinae
Tribe Eulophini
Genus Euplectrus
Species platyhypenae (Euplectrus platyhypenae)
Explanation of Names
Euplectrus platyhypenae Howard 1885
specific epithet refers to a host, Plathypena scabra (now Hypena scabra)
BC & US to Argentina; UK, E Asia(1)
Life Cycle
The larvae are parasitoids on several moth species, among them Diatraea saccharalis, Helicoverpa zea, Leucania latiuscula, Manduca sexta, Peridroma saucia, Hypena scabra, Mythimna unipuncta, Spodoptera exigua, Spodoptera frugiperda, Spodoptera ornithogalli, and Spodoptera sunia.(2)
Works Cited
1.Universal Chalcidoidea Database
2.Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., David R. Smith, and B. D. Burks. 1979. Smithsonian Institution Press.