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Photo#379571
Particularly hairy Pteromalidae? - Asaphes

Particularly hairy Pteromalidae? - Asaphes
Erwin Orchards (South Lyon), Oakland County, Michigan, USA
July 27, 2009
Size: 1.25 mm
Color and sculpted thorax says Pteromalidae, but I'm second guessing myself based on the fairly long petiole, not really keel-shaped abdomen and hairiness. Your thoughts appreciated!

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Particularly hairy Pteromalidae? - Asaphes Particularly hairy Pteromalidae? - Asaphes

Moved
Moved from Eurytomidae.

Asaphes sp.
Pteromalidae

Moved
Moved from parasitic Apocrita.

Eurytomidae…
For eurytomids, the head, thorax, and antennae are often a bit hairy, the body is strongly sculptured, the waist is narrow, the abdomen is compressed, and the pronotum is rectangular. Males typically have a longer petiole, so this would be a female.

See reference here.

 
Interesting
... so eurytomids can be metallic in color? I had eliminated that option thinking that they were only black/dull colored. Now I'll need to go back and look again at a couple of my other "pteromalids" with clearly defined petioles and suspiciously large pronotums.

Thanks for your help!
Stacy

 
Pretty sure this isn't a eurytomid...
It does not have the umbilicate sculpture that is distinctive of the family

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

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