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Wasp - Anastatus

Wasp - Anastatus
Camden County, New Jersey, USA
September 15, 2009
Size: ~2mm
This wasp emerged from an egg in this photo:

Moved from Eupelmidae.

Congratulations! Dates?
Did the egg laying actually take place on September 6? Only nine days from oviposition to adult stage! (eight days if they emerged yesterday). I only knew of Drosophila capable of doing it in 10 days!
Anyway, congratulations! Did you uncork the champagne yet?

I'm pretty sure I was photographing the egg laying on the 6th. Yesterday there were 2, today there were 4, plus the one that died while coming out of the egg. If I count September 6th, that makes 9 to 10 days from laying to emerging as adults!

I already drank the champagne a few days ago when my Monarchs flew away!

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