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Needed: One more hand to capture images of ? (Ant-like Eupelmid Wasp) - Arachnophaga - female

Needed: One more hand to capture images of ? (Ant-like Eupelmid Wasp) - Arachnophaga - Female
Riley Wilderness Park, Coto De Caza, Orange County, California, USA
May 27, 2007
One hand to steady plant. One hand to focus manually. One hand to operate shutter. Oops, over-committed. On top of that, this little critter skittered around super-fast. I'm guessing a wasp of some sort, but bet you know better.

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super -- new genus for the guide! thanks, Ron & Gary
Moved from Eupelmidae.

Ant-like Eupelmid Wasp (Eupelmidae) - female
This one shot allows to see critical features of this family, namely shape of pronotum, axillae on mesoscutellum and reduced Chalcid wing venation. Without a closup, this insect would be easily mistaken for a Gelinae Ichneumonid or even a small spider-wasp.

 
Thanks so much, Richard
I'm glad I shot a lot, since this was one of the very last images. The insect looked like an ant, but moved like a wasp.

 
Female of the genus Arachnoph
Female of the genus Arachnophaga Ashmead

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