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wasp - Monodontomerus - male

wasp - Monodontomerus - Male
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
August 9, 2010
Size: ~4mm or so
Looks like the Wool Carder Bee's larvae are doomed... I found a few of the Chalcid wasps like the one above gathered about the nest over the past few days.

Per my torymid contact.

Moved from Pteromalids.

Moved from ID Request.

Fits pretty well into this family with a well-developed propodeum, large sculptured thorax, long antennae with seven funicle segments (typically six), swollen femora, and sublateral carinae. Has a very diverse host range, but bee parasitism is pretty atypical for this group.

See reference here.

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