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Trichogrammatidae ? - Aphelinoidea

Trichogrammatidae ? - Aphelinoidea
San Nicolas Island, Ventura County, California, USA
March 28, 2017
Size: 0.74 mm

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Trichogrammatidae ? - Aphelinoidea Trichogrammatidae ? - Aphelinoidea

Moved from ID Request.

Comment by Dr. Pinto…
"The images sent are of the genus Aphelinoidea. I believe this species currently is assigned to the plutella species group. Serguei Triapitzin at UC Riverside has done some taxonomic work on this genus and may be able to give you an idea of species.

Sergei's email address is if you would like to contact him.

See reference here.

Very nice and quite interesting. Will ask Dr. Pinto if he would like to comment on a possible genus or species.

See reference here.

I appreciate your help very much. This was a very difficult insect to position for even a semi-decent image, given its tattered condition and small size. I wish I could provide better images that clearly showed important characters for proper identification, but hopefully there's enough visual information between the two photos to at least get to Family.

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