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Pteromalidae  - male

Pteromalidae - Male
Lake Hawthorn, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
September 10, 2009
Size: 1.7+ mm
Pteromalidae (wasp #3)
Solidago galls collected 10-Sep-2009. First flies and wasps emerged (on or before) 24-Sep-2009. More emerged (o/b) 29-Sep-2009. Container emptied 7-Oct-2009.
Wasps emerged in rearing container with Rhopalomyia anthophila, Solidago gall makers

Moved from ID Request.

Pteromalidae (male)
Forewing venation and presence of annelli on the antennae are diagnostic for this huge Chalcid Wasps family. Maybe a hyperparasitoid of the Torymid you posted earlier.

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