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Tiphia femorata
Scientific classification

Fabricius, 1775

Tiphia is a genus of wasps belonging to the family Tiphiidae subfamily Tiphiinae. They feed on soil-inhabiting scarab beetle larvae.

The species Tiphia vernalis (Spring Tiphia) has been introduced in the United States from Korea and China in 1925 to combat the Japanese beetle ( Popillia japonica ). [1]


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