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Poemenia americana (Ichneumonid parasitic wasp)



Poemenia americana is in the family Ichneumonidae. Ichneumonidae are parasitic wasps that use their long ovipositors to deposit eggs into an insect host. Poemenia americana was one of the more common Ichneumonid wasps in the Bee Atlas project, and was widely distributed throughout the state.


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Nest Structure

Poemenia americana emerged from nests made by small resin wasps in the family Crabronidae in Bee Atlas blocks.

Hole Sizes

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Activity Period

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Thank you to John Luhman for identifying all of our Ichneumonid specimens.

Minnesota Record Map

These data are from the Minnesota Bee Atlas project.

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