Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus (East).
Habitat: Aphid infested weeds.
Identification: Ephedrus plagiator (Nees ab Esenbeck, 1811). ID at the species level based on the assumption that the only species of Ephedrus present in N.Z. is E. plagiator (as per NZOR, etc.)
10 Apr 2014.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
9.7 mm head-wiingtips.
Attracted to porch light.
ID courtesy of Bob Carlson:
Only had a brief second to view this one, but I believe it's Arotes amoenus, based on:
The Ichneumonoidea are insects classified in the hymenopteran suborder Apocrita. The superfamily is made up of the ichneumon wasps (sometimes inaccurately called "ichneumon flies"); family Ichneumonidae and the braconids (family Braconidae). Like other parasitic wasps, they were long placed in the "Parasitica", variously considered as an infraorder or an unranked clade, but actually not a monophyletic group.