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Braconid? - Meteorus

Braconid? - Meteorus
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
October 5, 2007
Size: 5 mm
I saw 3 eggs like this one, hanging at the tip of a blade of grass. I brought back one at home. 8 days later, a wasp emerged from the sac.

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Moved from Cocoons. Says Dr. Scott Shaw (University of Wyoming):
"The upper three images, with the cocoon suspended from a grass blade, are indeed a Meteorus species. The adult shown is a male, so I will not hazard to guess the species. Identification to species would require a female specimen for examination."

Thanks very much Charley for your research.


I'm not an expert, but your wasp looks like a braconid to me. In fact, it looks a lot like this one that I had emerge from a very similar cocoon:

Meteorus species have a cocoon suspended by a long, silken string like this, but there seem to be a few other braconids that do this.

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