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Parasitic wasp

Parasitic wasp
Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 29, 2021

Very interesting --
thank you both for taking a look!


Eulophid (female)…
See reference here.

I don't believe this is an eulophid...
... since the antenna has 5 funicle segments. The stigmal vein that comes out almost as a right angle suggests to me a member of the family Agaonidae, possibly subfamily Epichrysomallinae. I believe there is only one genus of this subfamily recorded from North America, Odontofroggatia, but they are supposed to be brown to yellow, while this one appears darker. So I'll move this to Agaonidae for now.

Looking on iNaturalist, I found another genus in this subfamily in southern California: Josephiella (microcarpae), which looks close. See

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