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Species Epitranus clavatus

Chalcid 2 - Epitranus clavatus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Chalcididae (Chalcidid Wasps)
Subfamily Epitraninae
Genus Epitranus
Species clavatus (Epitranus clavatus)
Explanation of Names
Epitranus clavatus (Fabricius 1804)
e. US (introduced), W. Indies, Brazil, Guyana, Hawaii, India, Taiwan, Seychelles(1)
Primary hosts: Tineidae(1)
introduced in 1997 or earlier. Originally known from the Neotropics and Asia (Grissel & Smith 2003)