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Ant or wasp and eggs

Ant or wasp and eggs
Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
September 21, 2015
Size: 1/10 inch
This is a tiny flying insect on eggs, from what it may have hatched. No other eggs were hatching at the time. Each egg was less than 1/16 of an inch in diameter.

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Ant or wasp and eggs Ant or wasp and eggs

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Trichogrammatidae
I see that it is likely to be parasitic of other eggs. Does it eat those or has it hatched from these eggs which were supposed to hatch a different insect?

 
Cycle…
This female will deposit her own eggs into these insect eggs if they are compatible to her. The eggs will hatch and her larvae will consume their contents. They will develop within the egg and then pupate and eventually energe as adults to begin the cycle once again.

 
Thanks! Any way to know what
Thanks! Any way to know what those eggs are?

 
Possibly...
Butterfly or moth eggs.

 
Thanks, and I really apprecia
Thanks, and I really appreciate that you always follow up on my questions!

Trichogrammatidae…
See reference here.

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