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Eurytoma gigantea - female

Eurytoma gigantea - Female
Richmond Hill, York Region, Ontario, Canada
July 28, 2007
Size: 5 mm approx
Okay, sorry for the absolutely horrible photo ... but I think this is new to the guide - Eurytoma gigantea, a parasitoid of Eurosta larvae (Tephritidae).
ID was based on this web page; a report by Ishizaki on the relationship between this species and its host fly can be found here.
In the image, it is resting on the surface of a gall. No ovipositing observed; it flew away before I could get another shot.

Moved from Eurytomidae.

Thanks Ethan
Good to have a pic ID'ed to species for this family.