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Thynnidae, wingless wasp, dorsal - Methocha - female

Thynnidae, wingless wasp, dorsal - Methocha - Female
Plymouth Rock, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
August 3, 2015
Size: 8 mm
By-catch in a pitfall trap from a Carabidae research project by students at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa.
July 26, 2015 to August 3, 2015

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Thynnidae, wingless wasp, dorsal - Methocha - female wingless wasp, lateral - Methocha - female wingless wasp, ventral - Methocha - female

Moved from Dryinids.

Not a dryinid.... Methocha species (previously Tiphiidae, now Thynnidae)

Thank you very much.
The few adult dryinids I've seen (or inadvertently reared) had the front clasping tarsi but I wasn't sure if they all had them.
I'm fond of wingless wasps (not that I know them) and this is a first for me. Thanks again.


Dryinid (female)…
Females are often wingless. These are mostly mostly ectoparasites of Homoptera, Lepidoptera, and Coleoptera.

See reference here.