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Species Leucospis slossonae

Chalcid Wasp? - Leucospis slossonae - male Chalcid Wasp ? - Leucospis slossonae Chalcid Wasp ? - Leucospis slossonae Chalcid? - Leucospis slossonae - male Leucospis (?) with orange markings - Leucospis slossonae - male Leucospis (?) with orange markings - Leucospis slossonae prob chalcidoid wasp - Leucospis slossonae Leucospis affinis floridana - Leucospis slossonae - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Leucospidae
Genus Leucospis
Species slossonae (Leucospis slossonae)
Explanation of Names
Leucospis slossonae Weld 1922
Identification
Most images here were previously misidentified as Leucospis affinis floridana, which is actually quite distinct. Leucospis slossonae has as more enlarged hind femur with a series of 4-5 very long and stout spines (in affinis there is one enlarged basal spine and a series of 7 or more small distal spines). The female of slossonae has a very short ovipositor, which is extremely long and curved forward in affinis (reaching the mesosoma). The coloration and body shape is also different.
Range
Georgia, Florida, Alabama