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Eurytomid Wasp - Eurytoma gigantea - female

Eurytomid Wasp - Eurytoma gigantea - Female
The Arboretum, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
Size: 7.0 mm
Emerged 7.iii.2009 from goldenrod gall collected 24.x.2008.

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Eurytomid Wasp - Eurytoma gigantea - female Eurytomid Wasp - Eurytoma gigantea - female Eurytomid Wasp - Eurytoma gigantea - female

Terrific!
I have a couple of dozen goldenrod galls under observation. I hope to get some parasitoid wasps and beetles, as well as the gall maker flies. I guess that ordinarily these wasps (and the other gall residents) wouldn't emerge in March but much later when the goldenrods are growing. Did you keep this indoors?
I see that you are using European style dating; for those not familiar with it: "collected 10/24/2008, emerged 3/7/2009".
If you live in Guelph you must know about the Pollinators Park, any news about it?

 
'European style'
That's the entomological method of date-labeling I follow ... it's also used by the U. of Guelph collection.
Yes, I've been keeping the galls in my room to see what emerges. Don't have nearly as many as you do, and the wasp is the only emergence thus far.
I actually had no idea about the Pollinators Park! I'm currently taking an apiculture course, but to my knowledge there has been no discussion about it in our conferences. I'll look into it and see what's been going on.

 
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Very interesting lecture.
What's more, Dr. Kevan teaches the course that I am currently taking!

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