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Inquisitive wasp - Tachinaephagus zealandicus

Inquisitive wasp - Tachinaephagus zealandicus
Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
August 17, 2017
When I process batches of flies through drying agents outside, these little wasps come to check out the dishes.

My ethanol is denatured with n-propyl acetate.

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Inquisitive wasp - Tachinaephagus zealandicus Wing veins - Tachinaephagus zealandicus

Moved from Encyrtids.

This looks a LOT ...
... like Tachinaephagus zealandicus, which is parasitic on muscoid flies.

Dr. Chris Geden says "almost certainly a TZ".

Moved from ID Request.

See reference here.

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