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Panurginae ? - Calliopsis helianthi - male

Panurginae ? - Calliopsis helianthi - Male
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, Irwindale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 7, 2009
Size: ~ 4mm
One of the many tiny Hymentopterans (Calliopsis sp.?)I saw & find so fascinating that I'm planning a follow-up.


this may be a male of C. helianthi
was Euphorbia blooming on the ground in the area?

Chamaesyce albomarginata, as well as Croton californicus.

that and tiny size are consistent with helianthi

It's definitely a Micronomadopsis (see Rozen, 1958).

For now I'll post to helianthi.

Was Eriodictyon in the area? If so we need to consider C. fracta.

Moved from Calliopsis.

Mm does look like a little Ca
Mm does look like a little Calliopsis to me.

Thanks, Gordon,
I've finally moved to the genus and hope that John Ascher will have something to add.

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