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Tiny female wasp? - Calliephialtes

Tiny female wasp? - Calliephialtes
Dallas, Denton County, Texas, USA
May 31, 2008
Size: about 12mm
The length listed (~12mm) was not counting what I believe is the ovipositor. Beautiful, blue and red colors. She doesn't look like any of the other wasps I've taken photos of around my house.

Moved from Ichneumon Wasps.

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Female ichenumon wasp. The variety of forms among the members of this family is staggering.

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HUGE range of size, shape and especially color. I found this image as the closest example to mine. Thanks for the help!

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