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Parasitization of Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar - female

Parasitization of Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar - Female
Punta Gorda, Punta Gorda Isles, Charlotte, County, Florida, USA
June 1, 2013
Size: 1-2mm
I see two different flies which lay eggs in monarchs. This one was on the caterpillar for about 40 minutes.

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Moved from ID Request.

Pteromalid likely…
Can't see some confirming details, but some features of this female such as the antennal length, short pronotum, and wide, cone-shaped mesoscutum are highly suggestive of this group. Pteromalids are also major parasitoids of Lepidopteran larvae.

See reference here.

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