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Photo#277268
Chalcid Wasp - Astichus

Chalcid Wasp - Astichus
Lacey (near Olympia), Thurston County, Washington, USA
May 16, 2009

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Moved
Moved from Eulophidae.

Moved
Moved from Pteromalids.

Chalcidoid-Eulophidae
Fam. Eulophidae

Pteromalid...
After magnification, you can see the well-developed stigma and stigmal vein within the patterned forewing which confirms this wasp as a chalcid. The metallic coloration, sculptured head and armored thorax, and five-segmented tarsi indicate a pteromalid. The bicolored antennae and unusual mottled wing pattern may be helpful in species identification down the road.

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