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Photo#1400088
Pseudomalus auratus - female

Pseudomalus auratus - Female
Flatbush, Brooklyn, 1/2 south of Prospect Lake, Kings County, New York, USA
July 8, 2017
Side view of same individual. Out of focus, but more clearly shows the body shape and coloration.

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Pseudomalus auratus - female Pseudomalus auratus - female

Moved
Moved from Chrysidinae.
The wasp is actually ovipositing inside the aphids but it gets more complicated. The aphid with an chrysidid egg inside must be captured by crabronid wasp and taken to its nest. Some crabronids hunt aphids for food provision to their offspring. Later, inside crabronid waps' nest the chrysidid egg will hatch, kill crabronid larva and consume the food provision (aphids). This is how chrysidid gets her egg inside the crabronid wasp nest without risking entering to the nest herself

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Moved from ID Request.

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