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Kapala floridana - female

Kapala floridana - Female
Disney Wilderness Preserve, Osceola County, Florida, USA
August 13, 2016
Size: ~3mm
Caught using malaise trap

IDed to species using the key and species description on page 26 of Heraty 1985

Moved from Eucharitidae.

Nice addition!

The posterior portion of the scutellum (the frenum) forms into two long apical spines that are about as long as the mesosoma, and the mesosoma also greatly elevates above the dorsal margin of the head suggesting this species. Females have an orange-brown colored gaster. Dr. Heraty mentioned in his paper that you referenced that this is the only species that can be easily identified in this genus that contains three other species. The distribution includes Georgia and Florida.

This is a nice, rare find. A new species page can be created for this female. The subfamily is Eucharitinae, the genus Kapala. Kapala floridana (Ashmead, 1885)

See reference here.

Thank you for the confirmation! I was not sure how to add a new genus/species page and just assumed that is the mod's job

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