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Photo#459767
wasp - Proctotrupes caudatus - male

wasp - Proctotrupes caudatus - Male
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 27, 2010
Size: 7.3mm
Is this a male Procto?

Moved
Moved from Proctotrupids.
Thanks Proctos.

Proctotrupes caudatus Say, 18
Proctotrupes caudatus Say, 1824 male

Moved
Moved from parasitic Apocrita.
Thanks Ross.

Proctotrupid is correct…
You can see 11 flagellar antennal segments (same in both sexes), the forewing with a distinctive stigma, and spindle-shaped abdomen. In many females, the abdominal apex is typically curved downward, so this might be a male, but this may not apply to all species.

See reference here.

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