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Species Leucospis birkmani

Possible Leucospis from Cedar Hill, Texas - Leucospis birkmani - female Possible Leucospis from Cedar Hill, Texas - Leucospis birkmani - female Leucospidae - Leucospis birkmani - female Male, Leucospis birkmani? - Leucospis birkmani - male Male, Leucospis birkmani? - Leucospis birkmani - male Male, Leucospis birkmani? - Leucospis birkmani - male Leucospis birkmani… I think - Leucospis birkmani - female unknown wasp  - Leucospis birkmani - male
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)
Explanation of Names
Leucospis birkmani Brues 1925
birkmani -named for the Rev. G. Birkman, whose collections have added greatly to the knowledge of the insect fauna of Texas
Size
♀ ~12.5mm
Identification
"The roundish medial spot at the anterior edge of the pronotum is distinctive for this species." (comment by Norm Woodley)
Range
so US (AZ, NM, TX, FL) & Mexico(1)
See Also
immaculate scutellum rules out L. affinis and L. slossonae; the maculate thorax and much longer ovipositor rule out L. cayennensis(2)