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Braconid Wasp - Microplitis

Braconid Wasp - Microplitis
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
October 2, 2009
Size: 2.7mm
This is one of about a dozen wasps that emerged from this caterpillar.

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Braconid Wasp - Microplitis Braconid Wasp - Microplitis

Microgastrinae, poss. Microplitis -- Paul Marsh det.
Moved tentatively from Braconid Wasps.

The somewhat ribbed appearance of the cocoons makes me think Microplitis, but I haven't looked for images of adults to confirm.

Charlie, that's a good possibility. When I googled Microplitis, the adults looked similar to the ones I reared.

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