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Species Diachasmimorpha longicaudata

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconids and Ichneumons)
Family Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Opiinae
Genus Diachasmimorpha
Species longicaudata (Diachasmimorpha longicaudata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead, 1905)
Size
Female body length is 3.6 - 5.4 mm, Male body length is 2.8 - 4.0 mm (1)
Identification
Adult: The body is reddish-brown, with brown eyes. The antennae are longer than the body, shading to black from the fourth segment outward. Wings are clear. The gaster of the female often has a dorsal central black band. The gaster of the male often has dark brown to black dorsal posterior segments. The ovipositor is black-tipped and longer than the female's entire body. This species can be separated from related species using the key of Wharton and Marsh (1978). (1)
Food
Parasitoid of Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Loew), larvae. (1)
Internet References
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (2)
Florida Featured Creatures – detailed description & images (1)