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Photo#1482055
wasp - Phlebopenes - female

wasp - Phlebopenes - Female
Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 27, 2017

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wasp - Phlebopenes - female wasp - Phlebopenes - female

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Moved from Eupelmidae.

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wasp
Yes this is a eupelmid, a female of the genus Phlebopenes Perty. Several putative species have been described that have a partly rufous gaster, but which differ in the number of apically dark segments. It is difficult to be certain from these images, but the specimen may be Phlebopenes consors (Walker), which was described originally from Colombia. Members of genus apparently parasitize wood-nesting bees and solitary wasps (hence the long ovipositors) and other than getting into southern Arizona in the USA the genus is restricted to Central and South America.

Moved

Maybe in the Eupelmidae?
Maybe in the Eupelmidae?

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