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Species Leucospis birkmani

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Classification
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 Leucospidae
Genus Leucospis
Species birkmani (Leucospis birkmani)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leucopsis birkmani Brues, 1925
Explanation of Names
birkmani - patronym for the Rev. G. Birkman whose collections have added greatly to the knowledge of the insect fauna of this portion of Texas. (Lee county)
Size
♀ ~12.5mm
Identification
The body has some greenish-metallic reflections.
"The roundish medial spot at the anterior edge of the pronotum is distinctive for this species." (comment by Norm Woodley)
Range
(AZ, FL, TX, & Mexico) Universal Chalcidoidea Database website (1)
The type species is from Lee County, Texas.
Remarks
The original description is available as a PDF here.
See Also
The immaculate scutellum, rules out L. affinis and L. slossonae.
The maculate thorax, rules out L. cayennensis.
The much longer ovipositor of the female, (reaches the thorax) rules out L. distinguenda.