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(Green Wasp, Red Eyes) Megastigmus transvaalensis, male?   - Megastigmus - male

(Green Wasp, Red Eyes) Megastigmus transvaalensis, male? - Megastigmus - Male
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
November 29, 2018
Size: 5mm
The basal antenna segments are colored different than the rest, and the number of segments is pretty low. No ovipositor visible. Not much venation.

Ross Hill ID's the wasp as a male of Genus Megastigmus. There are several Schinus terebinthifolia, “Brazilian peppertrees” found nearby. This tree does very well in coastal California to the point of being considered invasive in California. At any rate, Brazilian peppertress are considered a primary host for Megastigmus transvaalensis. Is this a possibility?

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(Green Wasp, Red Eyes) Megastigmus transvaalensis, male?   - Megastigmus - male (Green Wasp, Red Eyes) Megastigmus transvaalensis, male?  - Megastigmus - male

Moved
Moved from Chalcid Wasps.

 
Megastigmus transvaalensis, male?
Thanks Ken and Ross! There are several Schinus terebinthifolia, “Brazilian peppertrees” found nearby. This tree does very well in coastal California to the point of being considered invasive in California. They are considered a primary host for Megastigmus transvaalensis.

Megastigmus (male)…
See reference here.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Maybe something in/near Megastigmus?


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