Superfamily - Ichneumonoidea

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum


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47 results for "Ichneumonoidea"

Pterocormus devinctor

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

IdentificationMale: 20-23 mm from head to posterior tip of abdomen. Thorax black all over, except for tegula, scutellum, and prepectus (which are orange). Abdomen, antennae and tarsi burnt orange in colour. Head mostly black; frons, clypeus, and mouthparts yellow to orange. Antennae 45-50 segments long, brown at base, orange at tips. Coxae, femurs, and distal portion of tibiae black, trochanters and proximal portion of tibiae orange. No female specimen available for study.

Pterocormus funestus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

IdentificationMale: 15-20 mm from head to last abdominal segment. Thorax black except for yellow/orange scutellum, tegula, and prepectus. Abdomen with black and yellow/orange on segments 2-5, posterior segments black. Head black with yellow/orange frons, clypeus, and mouthparts. Antennae with approximately 30 segments, mostly dark brown, lightening towards tip. Coxae all black, femur black on top only to entirely black. Tibiae and tarsi yellow/orange on pro and mesolegs, metalegs with dark brown to black tarsi and tibia dark towards proximal portion. Female: 15-20m from head to posterior tip of abdomen. Thorax similar to male, abdomen and scutellum red. Legs similar to male (except for single tibial spur on each proleg).

Pterocormus instabilis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

IdentificationMale: 12-15 mm from head to posterior tip of abdomen. Thorax entirely black except for scutellum (which is red). Abdomen red-orange with black band on anterior portion of segments 3-5, first two abdominal segments all black. Head all black, except mandibles which can be brownish. Antennae with 35-40 segments, black with white band covering middle portion. Coxae, trochanters, and femurs all black, rest of legs red-orange. Hind tibiae can be black on distal third. No female specimen available for study.

Pterocormus lachrymans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

IdentificationMale: Thorax black except for scutellum, tegula, and prepectus. 3rd and 4th abdominal segments reddish-orange (darker on top), rest of abdomen black. Head black except for frons, clypeus, and mouthparts. Antennae with appriximately 35 segments, reddish in colour. Pro and metacoxae all black, mesocoxae with black and yellow. Tarsi orange, tibiae orange except for black ends on meta-tibiae. No female specimen available for study.

Pterocormus laetus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Identification16-20mm long. Male: Thorax black except for tegula, scutellum, and prepectus. Propodeum with bright yellow patch on dorsal surface. Abdominal segments 2-4 have a yellow/orange band covering the posterior half. Head yellow from mandibles to dorsal ocelli, black otherwise. Antennae usually brown with 36 segments. Pro and metacoxae black, mesocoxae mostly yellow. Metafemurs black, other leg segments mostly orange (including tarsi). Female: See genus page for illustration. Thorax similar to male, abdomen red, legs similar to male.

Pterocormus longulus

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IdentificationMale: 14-17mm from head to posterior tip of abdomen. Less black on thorax than others of this genus. Substantial orange colour present on notum, scutum, tegula, pleurons, scutellum, and propodeum. Abdomen orange with black dorsal patches on abdominal segments 2-6. Head orange. Antennae brown, usually 36 segments. Coxae black and orange, remainder of legs orange (including tarsi). Female: Black on thorax, except for tegula and sctutellum (which are orange). Abdomen mostly red, darker on top. Head black except for brown mouthparts. Coxae, femurs and trochanters black, tibia and tarsi dark red, but hind tibia can have black as well.

Exetastes rufobalteatus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityMost adults collected mid-June to mid-July, some late May in California (Townes & Townes 1978). IdentificationFemale: Head and thorax black. Antennae brown, darker at base. Coxae black. Front and middle legs brownish, with tibiae and tarsi slightly lighter than femora. Hind legs with femur black, tibia mostly dark brown, tarsi paler. Gaster with first segment (waist) black basally and reddish-brown apically; second, third and fourth segments reddish-brown; remainder of gaster black. Male: Similar to female, but with face (below antennae), mandibles, underside of coxae and underside of front and middle legs yellow. Gaster with apical half of first segment and all of segments 2-5 reddish-brown, remainder black.

Exetastes syriacus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityMost specimens have been collected from late spring to fall (Townes & Townes 1978). IdentificationHead, thorax and antennae black. Scutellum white in males, reddish in females. Legs and gaster entirely reddish-brown in females. Males are similar except the hind legs have the apical half of the tibia and the basal two tarsal segments dark brown to black, while tarsal segments 3 and 4 are white.

Banchus flavescens

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Exetastes albitarsis crassisculptus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalitySpecimens have been collected from April to July, with most being from May (Townes & Townes 1978). IdentificationHead and antennae black. Thorax almost entirely black, except for reddish-brown mesoscutum and pronotal collar,and yellowish scutellum. Front and middle legs entirely reddish-brown. Hind legs with femur and most of tibia reddish-brown, apex of tibia and first tarsal segment dark-brown to black, tarsi 2-4 white and tarsus 5 light brown. Gaster entirely reddish-brown. This subspecies is distinguishable from E. a. albitarsis by the lack of a white band in the antennae. It is distinguishable from the remaining two subspecies (E. a. concavus and E. a. arizonicus) by the reddish mesoscutum and and mid- and hind-coxae at least partly reddish (Townes & Townes 1978).

Exetastes fornicator niger

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalitySpecimens have been collected from late June to mid-September (Townes & Townes 1978). IdentificationBody and antennae entirely black. Legs reddish with coxae and trochanters black. Tibia and first tarsal segment of hind legs mostly dark brown. Exestastes fornicator consists of a chain of subspecies extending across North America, with many intermediate specimens between recognizable subspecies (Townes & Townes 1978). This subspecies can be distinguished from E. f. exploratus by the darker coloured hind tibia (approximately half brownish in E. f. exploratus compared to mostly dark brown in E. f. niger).

Exetastes fornicator exploratus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdult specimen collections from mid-June to mid-September (Townes & Townes 1978). IdentificationBody almost entirely black, except gaster segments 2 and 3 very dark reddish-brown. Legs reddish-brown, with coxae and trochanters black. Hind legs with apical half of tibia and first tarsal segment dark brown. Exetastes fornicator consists of a chain of subspecies extending across North America, with many intermediate specimens between recognizable subspecies (Townes & Townes 1978). This subspecies can be distinguished from E. f. niger by the lighter coloured hind tibia (approximately half brownish in E. f. exploratus compared to mostly dark brown in E. f. niger).

Exetastes albitarsis albitarsis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityMost collected in spring/early summer, some as late as September in Edmonton (Townes & Townes 1978). IdentificationAntennae black with a central yellowish-white band (approximately flagellar segments 10-16). Head black. Thorax mostly black, but with mesoscutum and collar mostly reddish-brown and scutellum yellow. All coxae black. Otherwise, front and middle legs entirely reddish-brown. Hind legs with femur, tibia and first tarsal segment dark brown to black, tarsi 2-4 white and tarsus 5 light brown. Gaster with basal three segments reddish-brown, remainder black. This subspecies can generally be distinguished from all other Exetastes albitarsis subspecies by the pale band in the antennae.

Ceratogastra ornata ornata

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Banchus inermis

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Banchus canadensis

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Lathrolestes luteolator

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Netelia sp.

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Opheltes sp.

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Protichneumon grandis

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Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum