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Photo#321616
Gall wasp? - Obeza floridana

Gall wasp? - Obeza floridana
Niceville, Okaloosa County, Florida, USA
August 17, 2009
Size: 3 mm

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Gall wasp? - Obeza floridana Gall wasp? - Obeza floridana

Moved
Moved from Eucharitidae.

Obeza floridana (Ashmead)
Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae: parasitoids of Camponotus and will deposit eggs into small fruits that the ant are later recruited to, thus transporting the newly hatched larvae to the ant nest.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Chalcid wasp: Eucharitidae…
The punctate body, small head with large mandibles, a bulging humpbacked thorax, a stalked abdomen attached low on the thorax, and the wing venation match well with this subfamily. The coloration is rare. They are exclusive ant parasites. This is an excellent find Odin.

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this is insane
wish i could help with an id. nice find

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