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Photo#232745
Macrocentrus - female

Macrocentrus - Female
Marlton, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
July 18, 2008

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Macrocentrus - female Macrocentrus - female Macrocentrus - female

Macrocentrus -- Paul Marsh det.
Moved from Braconid Wasps.

Moved

Braconidaeā€¦
This is a female braconid wasp that appears to be mimicking an Ophion ichneumon wasp. Ophion wasps have an ovipositor that is sharp and can be used defensively, but this one can't. First one I've seen like this. Great find.

See reference here.