Netelia producta, copyright Tom.

Belongs within: Ichneumonidae.

The Phytodietini are a cosmopolitan group of large ichneumon wasps that develop as parasitoids of Lepidoptera (Gauld 1984).

Characters (from Gauld 1984): Propodeum smooth or transversely striate, without carinae or with posterior one represented by sublateral crests; posterior transverse carina of mesosternum absent except for lateral vestiges; tarsal claws pectinate to apices; gaster usually somewhat laterally compressed, tergite I with a glymma.

    |--Phytodietus Gravenhorst 1829 [=Phytodiaetus Agassiz 1846]G84
    |    |--P. (Phytodietus)G84
    |    |    |--*P. (P.) astutus Gravenhorst 1829G84
    |    |    |--P. (P.) celisissimusG84
    |    |    |--P. (P.) pulcherrimusG84
    |    |    `--P. (P.) segmentatorG84
    |    `--P. (Weisia Schmiedeknecht 1907)G84
    |         `--P. (*W.) elegans (Schmiedeknecht 1907) [=Weisia elegans]G84
    `--Netelia Gray 1860G84
         |  i. s.: N. vinulaeP93
         |--N. (Netelia) [incl. Amebachia Uchida 1928, Buchekerius Schulz 1906, Scammatanotum Enderlein 1918]G84
         |    |--*N. (N.) inquinata [=Paniscus inquinatus]G84
         |    |--N. (N.) aberrans [incl. N. antipodum]G84
         |    |--*Amebachia’ baibarana Uchida 1928G84
         |    |--N. (N.) celebensisG84
         |    |--N. (N.) constrictaG84
         |    |--N. (N.) contrariaG84
         |    |--N. (N.) dimidiataG84
         |    |--N. (N.) ferrugineaG84
         |    |--N. (N.) gracilisG84
         |    |--*Scammatanotum’ herero Enderlein 1918G84
         |    |--N. (N.) incommunisG84
         |    |--N. (N.) longitarsisG84
         |    |--N. (N.) morleyiG84
         |    |--N. (N.) opaculaG84
         |    |--*Buchekerius’ perforatus Schulz 1906G84
         |    |--N. (N.) producta [incl. N. foveatus]G84
         |    |--N. (N.) testaceaG84
         |    `--N. (N.) testaceinervisG84
         `--N. (Apatagium Enderlein 1912) [incl. Amaloctenus Cushman 1934]G84
              |--N. (*A.) tristrigatum (Enderlein 1912) [=*Apatagium tristrigatum]G84
              `--‘Apatagium’ rectum [incl. *Amaloctenus melleus Cushman 1934]G84

*Type species of generic name indicated


[G84] Gauld, I. D. 1984. An Introduction to the Ichneumonidae of Australia. British Museum (Natural History).

[P93] Pittaway, A. R. 1993. The Hawkmoths of the Western Palaearctic. Harley Books: Colchester.

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