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Photo#175277
Parasitic Wasp?

Parasitic Wasp?
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
April 2, 2008
Size: ~2.5mm

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Parasitic Wasp? Parasitic Wasp? Parasitic Wasp? Parasitic Wasp? Parasitic Wasp?

Aphidiinae, poss. Lysiphlebus sp. -- Paul Marsh det.
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Moved
Moved from Braconid Wasps.

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I would say this is an Aphidiine Braconid, an aphid wasp. These are the guys who make those aphid mummies. There are good pictures of them creeping up on aphids, ovipositor drawn, with malice aforethought.

Great find!
Looks like one of the Cynipoidea to me, but I'm sure one of our experts can go further...

Oops - sorry - I guess wing venation is wrong for Cynipoidea.

 
Thanks for the replies!
I moved these images to Braconids.

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