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Another mystery orchard wasp - Pseudometagea schwarzii

Another mystery orchard wasp - Pseudometagea schwarzii
Kapnick Orchards, Britton, Lenawee County, Michigan, USA
July 30, 2009
Size: 2 mm
From vacuum sampling in apple trees at Kapnick Orchards. I'm stumped - Pteromalidae? Eurytomidae? Eucharitidae? Doesn't seem to quite fit any of them. I took both this side shot and a ventral one that better shows the wing venation and petiole (which seems to have two bulbous/enlarged sections).

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Another mystery orchard wasp - Pseudometagea schwarzii Another mystery orchard wasp - Pseudometagea schwarzii

Moved
Moved from Eucharitidae.

Pseudometagea schwarzii (Ashmead)
(Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae): parasitoids of Lasius (Formicinae).

 
many thanks again, John!
another genus for the Guide, Stacy! thanks for sharing -- and please keep them coming. =v=

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Definitely not Eurytomidae
I would go with Eucharitidae, the mesoscutum fits the description

 
I agree - Eucharitidae
Third guess was the good one.

 
Thanks!
Thanks!

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