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Ichneumonidae - Enicospilus

Ichneumonidae - Enicospilus
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
July 4, 2009
Size: about 1.5 cm
Found this one this morning near a small light which is on 24/7. About 1.5 cm not counting the long antenna. Head size and long antenna don't match most crane fly images that I have found.

Moved
Moved from Ophioninae.

Enicospilus…
Several spots in the DM cell of the forewing and an adventitious vein place this in this genus.

See reference here.

Ophioninae…
The wing venation in this ichneumon wasp subfamily is highly diagnostic.

See reference here.

Wasp
It's a wasp, probably an Ichneumon Wasp (parasitic wasps).

The wing veins are different, and flies very rarely have such long antennae with so many segments.

Wasps also have four wings instead of two for flies. That's hard to see in a picture.

 
Thanks
Thanks for the help, John.

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