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Genus Pediobius

Green chalcid - Pediobius - female Eulophid ex Metriochroa psychotriella - Pediobius albipes Eulophid ex Celtis-mining Phyllonorycter - Pediobius albipes - female Eulophid ex Sumitrosis ex Ageratina altissima - Pediobius albipes Eulophid ex Phyllonorycter ex Lonicera involucrata - Pediobius alcaeus - female Chalcid - Pediobius chalcidoid - Pediobius - male chalcidoid - Pediobius - 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 Entedoninae
Tribe Entedonini
Genus Pediobius
Explanation of Names
Pediobius Walker 1846
35 spp. in our area, ~220 total(1)
1-3 mm
Mostly primary parasitoids or hyperparasitoids of Lepidoptera, but also of Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Mantodea (eggs), Hemiptera, Thysanoptera, and spider egg sacs(2)
Life Cycle
Across species in which the biology is known, the spectrum of parasitoid life cycles has been observed in nearly equal proportions: ectoparasitic, endoparasitic, idiobiont, ectobiont, solitary, and gregarious(2)
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