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Family Megaspilidae

Chalcid wasp 10 Parasitic wasp 7 Wasp ? - Megaspilus Wasp ? SBBG-SCL-TIC_000388 SBBG-SCL-TIC_000180 Megaspilidae? megaspilid - Dendrocerus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Ceraphronoidea (Ceraphronid and Megaspilid Wasps)
Family Megaspilidae
52 spp. in our area, ca. 450 described and ~1000 estimated spp. worldwide; ca. 35 spp. in Canada(1)
Differs from Ceraphronidae by:
Stigma usually large and semicircular, rarely absent or linear.
Middle tibiae with two apical spurs.
Mesoscutum without a median groove

Megaspilidae Wings
See Also
Wing venation similar and easy to confuse with similarly small aphelopine dryinids. Unlike the dryinids, megaspilid wings have only one (costal) vein and no long, narrow cell. The antennae of megaspilids are also inserted lower on the face.
Works Cited
1.Hymenoptera of the world: an identification guide to families
Goulet H., Huber J., eds. 1993. Agriculture Canada Publication 1894/E. 668 pp.