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Parasite (wasp?) on Automeris io eggs

Wondering if anybody has knowledge on Saturniidae egg parasites or can direct me to somebody who does.

I collected some Io moth eggs from a tree in my yard and stored them in a small tupperware container, sealed so if they hatched I had them contained. Today, the tupperware has several small black insects with short antennae--I had previously noticed the eggs seemed darker than the color of the caterpillars. I initially assumed they were wasps, but the antennae are too short for the species listed on the University of Florida's page about Io moth parasites, and I can't find anything specifically about insects that parasitize the eggs.

Can anybody point me in the right direction for figuring out what these are? I would love to pass them on to somebody who studies Saturniidae egg parasites if they aren't well researched already.

Can you post photos of them?
Hard to say much without knowing what they look like, but none of the species listed on that page are egg parasitoids. They should be wasps, either Platygastridae or Chalcidoidea (Eulophidae, Encyrtidae...).

Photos of wasps and eggs
Hi Charley,

Here are some photos. I was looking up Saturniidae egg parasites and came across Eupelmid Egg Wasps (Anastatus sp.). My photos look similar to the one on that webpage.

My photos aren't the best--planning to get better quality images when I have time. Wasps are still hatching out of the eggs! The photo of the eggs was taken prior to when I first noticed the wasps.

Ventral view of wasp
Dorsal view of wasp
Io moth eggs

That looks right to me.
You might contact Gary Gibson and see if he is interested in the specimens.

Wasps have a home!
Gary put me in contact with Jim Woolley at Texas A&M, and I'm driving the wasps over to him tomorrow for their collection. Very exciting! Thanks for your help!

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