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Pteromalus cassotis maybe - Pteromalus cassotis

Pteromalus cassotis maybe - Pteromalus cassotis
Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
September 28, 2013
Size: 2mm
A number of these wasps appeared on my the pupae in my monarch colony today. Are they Pteromalus cassotis?

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Pteromalus cassotis maybe - Pteromalus cassotis Unknown  on Monarch Chrysalis - Pteromalus cassotis Unknown  on Monarch Chrysalis - Pteromalus cassotis

Moved
Moved from Pteromalids.
IDed by Carl Stenoien.

Moved
My chalcid contact confirms that this is Pteromalidae, but he doesn't think it is Pteromalus puparum. TaxaPad cites only one pteromalid associate of the monarch, but the Universal Chalcidoidea database, which lists numerous associates of puparum does not list the monarch among them. The only peromalid it cites as an associate of the monarch is Pteromalus cassotis. The database has not photos of the latter species. Although Google images has quite a few photos identified as puparum, it appears to me that more than one species is represented.

Moved from ID Request.

Pteromalidae
Maybe someone else knows the genus.

 
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