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Ophion or Enicospilus? - Enicospilus

Ophion or Enicospilus? - Enicospilus
Marin County, California, USA
September 25, 2009
Size: 35 mm length
Attracted to a blacklight.

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Moved
Moved from Enicospilus.

A member of the Enicospilus-a
A member of the Enicospilus-americanus complex. Probably E. glabratus though I'd need to look at the discocubital cell under the scope to confirm.


I love the pic of it on your hand it's so cool!

Moved
Moved from Ophioninae.

Judging by what I can see fro
Judging by what I can see from the wings it's an Enicospilus, as it has a thickened and sinuous r-rs vein with an adjacent glabrous fenestra.

 
Awesome, thanks!
Awesome, thanks!

Moved
Moved from Ichneumon Wasps.

Ophioninae…
I would leave at the subfamily level for now. Be careful when handling these wasps in the future, as some species have a very sharp "stinger ovipositor" that can be used defensively if they are mishandled or feel threatened.

See reference here.

 
Thanks for the reply!
Yeah, I read that these are one of the few ichneumons that can sting. All you have to do is look through my photos, though, to see that the ability of some things to sting/bite doesn't deter me from handling them! Hahaha...

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