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Species Asaphes suspensus

Asaphes suspensus lateral - Asaphes suspensus Asaphes suspensus scutum - Asaphes suspensus Asaphes suspensus scutellum - Asaphes suspensus Asaphes suspensus scutellum - Asaphes suspensus Asaphes suspensus host remains - Asaphes suspensus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Pteromalidae (Pteromalid Wasps)
Subfamily Asaphinae
Genus Asaphes
Species suspensus (Asaphes suspensus)
Explanation of Names
Asaphes suspensus Nees 1834
Size
2 mm
Identification
Can be determined from other Asaphes species by the all-yellow legs (G. Gibson, personal comm.)
Range
Cosmopolitan
Food
larvae feed on parasitoids of aphids or on parasitoids of syrphid fly larvae that feed on aphids (G. Gibson personal comm).
Life Cycle
Hyperparasitoids of aphids and parasitoids of aphid predators in the fly family Syrphidae.
For more on parasitoid life cycles click here.