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Tiphiid wasp? - Ichneumon annulatorius - male

Tiphiid wasp? - Ichneumon annulatorius - Male
Hillsdale, Columbia County, New York, USA
June 24, 2011
Size: ca. 30mm

Moved from Ichneumon Wasps.

Any idea what this species parasitizes? I've seen reference to Army Worm, anything else? This is a Holarctic species? Sorry, I really couldn't find much ecological/biogeographic information.

Here two hosts are reported: Pseudaletia unipuncta and Coleophora pruniella. I very much doubt the accuracy of the latter host record; for one thing, I doubt that the pupa of that microlep species is large enough for this ichneumonid to develop on.

Thanks again.
Thank you for the link and the information.

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

Ichneumonid. There are some similar specimens in Ichneumoninae...

...but that's striclty a guess on my part. Dr. Carlson will be able to say for sure.

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