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Genus Baeus

Tiniest Hymenopteran I've ever seen: Proctotrupoidea ??? - Baeus Parasitoid Wasp - Baeus Cartoon Bug - Baeus Baeus ? - Baeus - female Baeus ? - Baeus - female Wingless Wasp Or...? - Baeus - female Baeus - female Baeus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid Apocrita))
Superfamily Platygastroidea
Family Platygastridae
Subfamily Scelioninae
Genus Baeus
Explanation of Names
Baeus Haliday 1833
7 spp. in our area(1), 47 spp. worldwide(2)
Females are wingless
worldwide (map)(2)
parasitize egg sacs of Lycosidae(2)
They're phoretic, riding on the spider until she lays her eggs. Hence the females are wingless.