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Trigonalidae - Taeniogonalos gundlachii

Trigonalidae - Taeniogonalos gundlachii
Blanton Forest, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA
Size: ~ 8mm
This is Taeniogonalos gundlachii.

Moved from Taeniogonalos.

Moved from Trigonalidae.

Moved from parasitic Apocrita.

Nice find
If you substantiate this ID, I'll be happy to create a species page and move it there.

Trigonalid key
Ok, well...for starters there are only four species of trigonalidae found in the US - three of which have been found in the eastern US. Of these three species, all look entirely different. One looks like the image presented above (black with transverse yellow stripes), the other is almost completely black with light marking on the propodeum . The last looks very much like an ichneumonid except that it has a costal cell with what looks like an extra (oval) areolet. Reference -

There are 5 species of trigonalids in the U.S., four in the East. A second species of Orthogonalys was described from Great Smoky Mountains N. P. several years ago.

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