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Family Evaniidae - Ensign Wasps

Wasp Unknown wasp: Ensign? Hyptia floridana Long legs and antennae Ensign Wasp Ensign Wasp - Evania appendigaster Evaniella semaeoda Evaniella semaeoda
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Evanioidea (Aulacids, Ensigns, and Gasteruptiids)
Family Evaniidae (Ensign Wasps)
11 spp. in 4 genera in our area(1)
3-7 mm(1)
Black, somewhat spider-like. Abdomen is very small and oval, attached by a slender petiole to the propodeum, considerably above the base of the hind coxae. It is carried almost like a flag (thus the name).
keys to NA taxa: Evanioidea Online
e. and sw. NA(1)
Found in buildings or other places where cockroaches occur.
Parasites of the egg capsules of cockroaches
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