Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Brachymeria podagrica

ID sought for chalcid wasp associated with cochineal - Brachymeria podagrica Wasp - Brachymeria podagrica Wasp - Brachymeria podagrica Little wasp after a rain storm - Brachymeria podagrica Black & Red Chalcid Wasp - Brachymeria podagrica - female Black & Red Chalcid Wasp - Brachymeria podagrica - female Bee under board - Brachymeria podagrica Parasitic Wasp - Brachymeria podagrica
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Chalcididae (Chalcidid Wasps)
Subfamily Chalcidinae
Genus Brachymeria
Species podagrica (Brachymeria podagrica)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Brachymeria fonscolombei (Dufour 1841)
Explanation of Names
Brachymeria podagrica (Fabricius 1787)
Range
cosmopolitan(1)
Food
hosts include numerous calyptrate fly spp. and moths in several families(1)