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Photo#29193
Chalcid Wasp - Conura amoena - male

Chalcid Wasp - Conura amoena - Male
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
August 21, 2005
Size: 6mm

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Chalcid Wasp - Conura amoena - male Chalcid Wasp - Conura amoena - male

Moved
Moved from Conura nigricornis.

Moved
Moved from Conura amoena.

 
Conura (Metadontia)
While the pattern is similar to C. nigricornis the teeth on the hind femur are not. Metadontia was a monotypic genus (before being sunk into Conura) that was typified by the continuous row of large teeth. The pattern was considered to be variable, yellow and black. This is a male specimen.

 
Conura amoena
Dennis, thanks for the correction and explanation for the ID!

 
Your welcome.
If you compare the hind femur of this with C. nigricornis you'll see that nigricornis has two "large" teeth and then a whole section of tiny teeth, instead of the row of large teeth only.

I wish we could do more with this colorful group of little wasps.

Great shot of the nasty looki
Great shot of the nasty looking teeth on the femur! The old generic name of Metadontia referred to these teeth.

Moved
Moved from Chalcid Wasps.

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