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Wasp - Diplazon laetatorius - female

Wasp - Diplazon laetatorius - Female
Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County, California, USA
April 1, 2009
Size: 5 mm
looks to be the same as

I'm pretty sure it's an aphid eater.

Moved from Ichneumon Wasps.

Diplazon laetatorius
Female. I believe males are unknown in Calfornia. Photo 78908 is of a different species of Diplazontinae, which is not an aphid-eater. Instead, it, like Diplazon laetatorius, is an eater of aphid-eaters, namely aphidophagous Syrphidae.

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