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Ichneumonid - Gelis

Ichneumonid - Gelis
Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
September 1, 2007
Size: 2.5 mm
A dainty little wingless ichneumonid wasp. Found in my collecting bag after I returned from exploring Sugar Creek, so I'm not quite sure "where" it came from.

It looks like something in th
It looks like something in the genus Gelis to me. The genus contains both winged and wingless species. I've raised them from Gnaphosid spider egg sacs. Which makes sense when you have a wasp that is stuck on the ground the host must be down there too. The egg sac in question was on the underside of a rock.

I figured Gelis would be the suggestion as I've seen them on BG before. Do you know of a key for species?

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