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Wasp ovipositing on flower - female

Wasp ovipositing on flower - Female
Ames: Ames High Prairie, Story County, Iowa, USA
July 30, 2011
Looks like one strand of the ovipositor is probing the flower, while another trails out the back of the wasp.


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Wasp ovipositing on flower - female Wasp ovipositing on flower - female

Moved; thanks
Moved from Braconid Wasps.

Thank-you, gentlemen!

Agathidinae seems most likely.

Moved from "Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita).

I agree, you can tell by the RS-3 vein short and terminating on the anterior wing edge close to the stigma.

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