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chalcid wasp - Conura - male

chalcid wasp - Conura - Male
Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida, USA
September 14, 2005
I looked through some of the bee's and wasps, but honestly I have no clue.

Moved from Conura amoena.

C. amoena typically should have black antennae. Austin Baker has noted that BugGuide's managed to get a fair number of chalcidids misidentified (even between genera), as there are a number of similarly-colored species. I'm not seeing the teeth well enough to be able to verify this on a structural level as size and number really should be taken into account.

Moved from Chalcid Wasps.

Thank you
very much for the species ID's on these, and for the wonderful beetles you are adding to the guide. Thank you Will for moving my images.

The only wasps that I know with such enlarged back legs are the Chalcididae

Conura (Metadontia) amoena
Actually, there are a couple of other families in the Chalcidoidea that have the swollen femurs, but they are rarely encountered. This appears to be a Conura (Metadontia) amoena. You can just make out the large teeth on the swollen femur.

Thank you
so much.