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Parasitic "wasp" - Alloxysta
Saint-Hyacinthe, Montérégie County, Quebec, Canada
July 9, 2009
Size: 2 mm approx.
Is it possible to identify this Aphid parasitic "wasp"? I first observed it while it was still inside the Aphid (see other picture). A few days after this "wasp" emerged.

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Parasitic Parasitic

Moved from Charipinae.

probably victrix. I used to work with this genus back in highschool. It's been a long time, but the coloration on victrix is unique - with a light colored head and legs.

Moved from Charipidae.

Moved from ID Request.

WAY cool!
We may have a new family for Bugguide...Charipidae. These are hyperparasites of other parasitic wasps that parasitize aphids! Fantastic job of thinking to rear this thing. There are only four genera and 29 species in North America (source: Hymenoptera of the World: An identification guide to families).

Thanks Eric
...for the information and identification.

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