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Photo#1447099
Female, Braconidae - Urosigalphus - female

Female, Braconidae - Urosigalphus - Female
Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
June 27, 2017
Size: ~4 mm
Daniel Walega collected bean pods from a blue paloverde tree and put them in a couple of Ziploc bags. Three months later, he found seven Mimosestes ulkei weevils (only one alive) and this wasp. Now I wonder if the wasp is associated with the weevils or if it was accidentally captured while collecting the bean pods. Unfortunately, I lost this wasp before I could image its forewing venation or measure its size.
Coordinates: 31.368023, -110.936688

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Female, Braconidae - Urosigalphus - female Female, Braconidae - Urosigalphus - female Female, Braconidae - Urosigalphus - female

Moved

Urosigalphus…
Mike Sharkey determined.

See reference here.

 
Thank you Ross!
The first BG entry from Arizona.

Possibly Brachistinae…
Unfortunate lack of a complete vew of the forewing which would be helpful, but I suspect this subfamily due to some other features and the host weevils you mentioned finding, which is likely not a coincidence. Will ask Dr. Sharkey if there are enough characters present here for an ID.

 
I'm still hoping to find this wasp
it bounced off my desk while I was trying to remove a wing. I paused my efforts, after spending over 15 minutes searching for it on the floor.

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