Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Leucospis affinis

female Leucospis affinis - Leucospis affinis - female Chalcid Wasp - Leucospis affinis Wasp Leucospis species? - Leucospis affinis small wasp or fly? - Leucospis affinis - female Leucospis? - Leucospis affinis - female Male Leucospis affinis? - Leucospis affinis New to me - Leucospis affinis - female Hymenoptera - Leucospis affinis - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Leucospidae
Genus Leucospis
Species affinis (Leucospis affinis)
Explanation of Names
Leucospis affinis Say 1824
Identification
Food
hosts: various Megachilidae
Remarks
One of the largest chalcidoids in the US, and the only one exhibiting wing-folding as part of its mimetic morphology
Internet References
Graenicher S. (1905) On the habits and life-history of Leucospis affinis (Say): A parasite of bees. Bull. Wisc. Nat. Hist. Soc. 3-4: 153-159 (Full text)