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Goldenrod gall parasitoid fauna

Goldenrod gall parasitoid fauna
Pennypack Restoration Trust, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 27, 2009
Size: 2 mm.
Left top to bottom: female, male, female, male.
Right top to bottom: female, male, male, male.

In summary all these wasps came from goldenrod galls like .
I collected these galls on 7/22/09 to 7/25/09. They may be from pupae like
.

I also found other wasps IDed as a different Eulophid, Torymiid and Braconid and also the Cecidomyiid midges that make the galls and are parasitized by these little wasps. This is a complex ecosystem.
More on goldenrod galls fauna.

Update (8/28/09): some of these are likely Galeopsomyia. a common parasitoid of Asphondylia solidaginis. E-mail communication by Dr Netta Dorchin.

Closeups of all these specimens with some additional info.

Moved
Moved from Eulophidae.

All of these belong to ...
... the subfamily Tetrastichinae.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Diverse chalcids...
Beatriz, pls provide close-ups of each wasp separately if possible to help in the IDing. Looks like several subfamilies here. Thanx.

 
I will do that
However this is all the magnification that I can get. If you were an editor or "expert" you would be able to see the full size image. Have you considered that?
Several subfamilies? And they all came from the same goldenrod galls. Amazing!

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