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Small parasitoid - Braconid 01 - Cryptoxilos

Small parasitoid - Braconid 01 - Cryptoxilos
Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
May 21, 2007
Size: 1.5 to 2 mm

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Moved
Moved from Euphorinae.

Moved
Moved from Braconid Wasps.

Euphorinae
Looks like Cryptoxilos. If the eyes are nearly touching, then a certain ID.

 
thanks Andy
I wouldn't say the eyes are nearly touching, probably separated by about slightly less than the width of the clypeus.

 
well maybe they are!
I did a bit of literature searching for Cryptoxilos, and based on descriptions in Deyrup 1981 and Muesebeck 1936, it is definitely Cryptoxilos. Eyes are converging in front and densely hairy.

I have a series of 3 females taken from a rearing box from which I was collecting Phloeotribus liminaris, which is a similar host to one of the described species.

Moved
Moved from parasitic Apocrita.

Fam Braconidae
Fam Braconidae

 
thanks
I had a hunch it might be a braconid, but wasn't sure.

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