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Photo#151376
parasitoid wasp - Brasema - female

parasitoid wasp - Brasema - Female
Del Valle Regional Park, Livermore, Contra Costa County, California, USA
September 30, 2007
Size: ~3mm
Laying an egg in an Andricus kingii gall on valley oak (Quercus lobata).
Eupelmidae ?

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parasitoid wasp - Brasema - female parasitoid wasp - Brasema - female parasitoid wasp - Brasema - female

Moved
Moved from Eupelmidae.

parasitoid wasp
Female of the genus Brasema Cameron (Eupelmidae).

Moved
Moved from Chalcid Wasps.

Eupelmidae, yes
Sorry for having overlooked these nice pics until now. Peculiar outline of Mesoscutum, a hallmark for this small family, is especially well visible on middle and right images.

 
thanks Richard
for confirming the family on this one. These little wasps are hard for me id to family. I have more of them on the way...

Nice find!
I hope that some day a specialist visits these pages; it is very likely that this can be IDed to species, since you know the host.

 
thanks Beatriz
These chalcids are not as easy as I wish, even with the host...

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