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Photo#387615
Tiny parasitoid with black wing bars - Coccophagus

Tiny parasitoid with black wing bars - Coccophagus
Dilley Wilderness Preserve, Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
April 21, 2010
Size: 1.5mm bl
Emerged from willow leaf gall

Moved
Moved from Aphelinidae.

Lovely
Coccophagus.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Agree...
Large eyes, a short pronotum, a lightly sclerotized yellowish-brown body, and a long, thin mid-tibial spur also ID this family. The clubbed antennae indicate that this is a female.

Aphelinid Wasp (Aphelinidae)
Patterned fore wings are more typical of the related family Encyrtidae, but venation of this one leaves no doubt.

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