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Conura - Chalcis

Conura - Chalcis
Deane, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
May 26, 2015
Size: 6mm
Found on creek bank walking through mud.

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Conura - Chalcis Conura - Chalcis

Chalcis sp., female
Moved from Conura. ID'd from specimen, now a photo-voucher. Thanks Lisa!

Species of Chalcis are parasitoids of soldier fly (Stratiomyiidae) larvae, which is why you found this on a creek bank.

It differs from Conura in some minute details, including a tiny or absent mesotibial spur, densely setose mesocoxae, and a more protruded ovipositor.

Thanks Brad!

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