ichneumon wasp

(Aritranis director)

Conservation Status
ichneumon wasp (Aritranis director)
Photo by Alfredo Colon
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

not listed

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

Aritranis director is native to Europe and is considered invasive in North America. It was introduced into Quebec in 1938 and it spread rapidly. By 1962, it had been collected as far west as west-central Nebraska.

 
     
 

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24, 29, 30.

 
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Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies)  
 

Suborder

Apocrita (narrow-waisted wasps, ants, and bees)  
 

Superfamily

Ichneumonoidea (braconids and ichneumons)  
 

Family

Ichneumonidae (ichneumon wasps)  
 

Subfamily

Cryptinae  
  Tribe Cryptini  
  Subtribe Agrothereutina  
 

Genus

Aleiodes (common mummy wasps)  
       
 

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Common Names

 
 

This species has no common name. The common name of the family Ichneumonidae is iIchneumon wasps, and is applied here for convenience.

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Alfredo Colon

 
 

A parasitic wasp

 
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  Alfredo Colon
8/16/2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

ichneumon wasp (Aritranis director)  
  Matthew Kluck
8/18/2018

Location: Mankato, Minnesota 

saw flying in my apartment, killed it

   
  Alfredo Colon
6/6/2018

Location: Woodbury, MN

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