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Fig wasp - Pleistodontes imperialis - female

Fig wasp - Pleistodontes imperialis - Female
Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
May 5, 2009
Size: ~2mm bl

Moved to Pleistodontes imperialis
Moved from Fig wasps.

Pleistodontes imperialis
This is Pleistodontes imperialis Saunders, 1883, an introduced fig wasp associated to Ficus rubiginosa

No, but more exciting!
I do believe this is a "fig wasp," the hymenopteran responsible for pollinating fig crops. Neat find!

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