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Photo#465756
Tiny thing with feathery wings - Anaphes - female

Tiny thing with feathery wings - Anaphes - Female
Pelham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Size: ~0.5 mm (wings ~1 mm)
Found dead on 10/18/2010 in a bag containing some garden columbine leaves, a columbine skipper caterpillar (which spun a cocoon a few weeks ago but hasn't pupated yet) and several agromyzid flies that apparently just emerged (I inspected the bag because I heard something twitching inside it, which turned out to be the caterpillar, irritated by a fly that had wandered into its cocoon).

Moved
Moved from Fairyflies.

Mymaridae
This is Anaphes sp.

Moved
Moved from Chalcidoid Wasps.

Mymarid is right…
The tiny size, spatulate wings with a long marginal fringe, and long antennae indicate this group. This is definitely a female. Some have peculiar-shaped abdomens. They are all egg parasitoids, mostly of plant and leafhoppers, but other hosts are always on the menu.

See reference here.

Moved
Moved from ID Request. Thanks... I was guessing something along those lines.

Makes me think of Mymaridae


Of course, that's just speculation on my part. Wait to hear from someone with some actual expertise. :)

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