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Cheloninae Braconid - Chelonus

Cheloninae Braconid - Chelonus
Rotonda West, Charlotte County, Florida, USA
June 11, 2011
Size: 2.6 mm
Collected between 5.VI.2011 and 16.VI.2011; skimmed from swimming pool.

Ascogaster or Chelonus?

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Cheloninae Braconid - Chelonus Cheloninae Braconid - Chelonus

Moved from Cheloninae.

The wing venation in Acrogaster is actually quite different. See images here. Wow. I wonder if all swimming pools are as biodiverse as yours.

See reference here.

thanks Ross
That clearly shows the difference between the two.

There was quite a diverse group that I found in the pool. I'm not sure why. It would be interesting to do year-round sampling in pools to assess the biodiversity they "collect".

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