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Photo#458483
Parasitic wasp - Dendrocerus

Parasitic wasp - Dendrocerus
Alameda County, California, USA
September 23, 2010
Size: ~2.4 mm bl
At least four wasps emerged from the puparium September 23.

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Parasitized syrphid puparium - Dendrocerus Parasitic wasp - Dendrocerus Parasitic wasp - Dendrocerus Parasitic wasp, post mortem - Dendrocerus Parasitic wasp, post mortem - Dendrocerus Empty puparium - Dendrocerus

Dendrocerus sp. --det. István Mikó
Moved from Megaspilidae.

Moved
Moved from parasitic Apocrita.

Megaspilidae…
The size, coloration, dorsoventrally compressed abdomen, and distinctive wing stigma indicates this family. Mostly primary dipteran parasitoids, but hyperparasitoids of aphids and wasps also exist. Nice work G.

See reference here.

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