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Species Eupelmus vesicularis

Eupelmidae, bracypterous wasp - tibial spur - Eupelmus vesicularis - female wasp - Eupelmus vesicularis - female tiny hopping wasp - Eupelmus vesicularis - female Wingless Wasp? - Eupelmus vesicularis Wasp - Eupelmus vesicularis - female Eupelmus? - Eupelmus vesicularis - female Eupelmus? - Eupelmus vesicularis - female Eupelmus? - Eupelmus vesicularis - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Eupelmidae
Subfamily Eupelminae
Genus Eupelmus
Species vesicularis (Eupelmus vesicularis)
Explanation of Names
Author: Retzius
Identification
Females are brachypterous. The reduced fore wings are bent upright at a right angle at the level of the base of the abdomen.
Remarks
One of the most ubiquitous eupelmids in North America. It is thought to have been introduced into N. Am. from Europe with the earliest settlers. It has over 140 hosts recorded and only females are known in N. Am., where the species apparently is parthenogenetic.