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Twist winged mud dauber - Trypoxylon politum

Twist winged mud dauber - Trypoxylon politum
Howell, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
May 18, 2010
This is a pipe organ mud dauber (trypoxylon politum) male. It hatched from its nest but one of his smaller wings are warped and he cant fly. Is it the work of some parasite? (similar to twist wing parasites in polistes species)
I'll link a better image on here as soon as the wasp lets me take one.

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Moved
Moved from Trypoxylon.

Moved
Moved from Psenini.

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Moved from ID Request.

Could be a number of things
Cramped quarters is a possibility. Deformities can also occur if the temperature fluctuates too much. Larval Strepsipterans could also be the cause.

Trypoxylon politum has so many parasites too... hopefully others will weigh in.

If the wing is fully there, and it's only warped, I'd say it probably wasn't parasites.

 
Cramped i think
There was a crack in its cocoon like it was squished slightly, which i think might be reason. The wing is fully there, just slightly crinkled but its still preventing the wasp from flying at all

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