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Family Evaniidae - Ensign Wasps

Ensign Wasp - Evania appendigaster Ensign Wasp - Evania appendigaster Unknown Bug - Evania appendigaster Evania? Ensign wasp? - Hyptia 65? - Evania appendigaster Ensign wasp ensign wasp
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Evanioidea (Aulacids, Ensigns, and Gasteruptiids)
Family Evaniidae (Ensign Wasps)
Numbers
11 spp. in 4 genera in our area(1)
Size
3-7 mm(1)
Identification
Black, somewhat spider-like. Abdomen is very small and oval, attached by a slender petiole to the propodeum, considerably above the base of the hind coxae. It is carried almost like a flag (thus the name).
keys to NA taxa: Evanioidea Online
Range
e. and sw. NA(1)
Habitat
Found in buildings or other places where cockroaches occur.
Food
Parasites of the egg capsules of cockroaches
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