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Brachymeria podagrica? - Brachymeria podagrica - female

Brachymeria podagrica? - Brachymeria podagrica - Female
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
May 22, 2019
I found a couple of chalcid wasps on dead rats. I had no idea they were attracted to carrion.

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Brachymeria podagrica? - Brachymeria podagrica - female Brachymeria podagrica? - Brachymeria podagrica - female Brachymeria podagrica? - Brachymeria podagrica - female

Moved

Moved
Moved from Chalcid Wasps.

Right ID…
These are primary parasitoids of several fly families, including Calliphoridae, Muscidae, and Sarcophagidae. They are present in at least fifteen states, including Texas.

See reference here.

 
Thanks.
Thanks.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

I see in the discussion here
I see in the discussion here that another species preys on carrion fly larvae.

They were apparently oviposit
They were apparently ovipositing in the rat carcass.

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