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 Mymaridae - female

Mymaridae - Female
Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, New York, USA
July 7, 2008
Size: very tiny
Found dead under a lamp.

It is difficult to say, the specimen is probably a female of Litus sp., very close to Alaptus sp.

This was indeed a female Mymaridae (msles lack this distinct antennal club, made of the enlarged last segment).

Fairyfly - Mymaridae
Thanks Richard.
Is it possible to ID this to Genus based on the "curves" in the middle of the antennae.

It is always a good idea to add the sex information when it is given to you. The more information the better.

"a good idea to add the sex information "
Thanks for adding it for me and I'll try to follow up better on it in the future.
I'm always amazed at how you find these details.

Learning curve
We are constantly learning new things. I didn't know this one, usually it is the male which has the fancier antennae.
See Tips on sexing insects.

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