Atrophini

Ichneumonid Wasp


Atrophini, Ichneumonid Wasp (Ichneumonidae: Banchinae)

 

Family: Ichneumonidae

Subfamily: Banchinae

Tribe: Atrophini

 

Wasps in the tribe Atrophini are endoparasites of the larvae of small moths in a variety of families.  The caterpillars continue to feed while parasitized but die before completing their development into adults.

Photo location:  Smoke Hole, West Virginia.


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