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Parasitic Wasp - Trichacis

Parasitic Wasp - Trichacis
Ballston Lake, Saratoga County, New York, USA
October 3, 2009
Size: ~ 2 mm
ID help appreciated.

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Parasitic Wasp - Trichacis Parasitic Wasp - Trichacis

Moved from Platygastridae.

Moved from Diapriidae.

Moved from parasitic Apocrita.

I do not think this is a Diapriid. Apparently little or no venation, torulus set low on frons (as opposed to typical Diapriid higher setting with antennal shelf.) Oval hypognathus (vertically long) head.

Has gestalt of Platygastridae (in the old sense.)

Love seeing the photos of them in nature and not just on a point. For those of you that have the gear that can do it, please keep sending them in!

Thanks, Hans. I appreciate your pointing out the distinguishing features :^)