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Feralia jocosa

Feralia jocosa
Little Mantrap Lake (east shore), Hubbard County, Minnesota, USA
June 28, 2011
Size: ~ 25 + mm.
From small spruce (or is it balsam fir?). Parasitoid wasps emerged on July 3, 2011. ID by comparison with published images. MN record at BG.

Feralia comstocki?
All the references I'm looking at specify that F. jocosa has a broken spiracular stripe. I have no experience with these, but this looks like F. comstocki to me. The distinctions in some photographed examples seem pretty subtle though.

Edit: Sam Jaffe says "Comstockii is more spotted, brighter, lighter color tones. This looks like jocosa to me but with unusually thick and unbroken striping." I'll take his word for it.

Charley, I see what you mean
I see what you mean and tend to agree. But if you defer to Sam's reading, so will I. I'll leave it between the two of you where it should be placed. Thanks!

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