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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Genus Podagrion

Chalcid wasp - Podagrion - female Chalcid wasp - Podagrion - female Toryminae - Podagrion - female Podagrion? - Podagrion - female Small wasp laying eggs in mantis egg case - Podagrion - female mini wasp - Podagrion Male, Podagrion? - Podagrion - male image 2 - Podagrion - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Torymidae
Subfamily Podagrioninae
Genus Podagrion
Explanation of Names
Podagrion Spinola 1811
Greek podagra (ποδαγρα) 'gout' (refers to the swollen hind legs)
6 spp. in our area, ~100 spp. worldwide(1)
Mantid egg cases