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wasp - Torymus - male

wasp - Torymus - Male
Manteca, San Joaquin County, California, USA
November 30, 2007
Size: 2-2.5mm
This wasp emerged from a cynipid gall collected from Quercus virginiana (southern live oak -- east coast oak species planted in California). See this page for more information on these galls.

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wasp - Torymus - male wasp - Torymus - male

Moved from Torymidae.

Thanks Richard!
Moved from parasitic Apocrita.

Torymid Wasp (Torymidae) - male
Females of the same group have a (generally) long protruding ovipositor, which allows them to lay through mature Cynipid galls.