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Photo#474728
Hymenopteran - Conostigmus

Hymenopteran - Conostigmus
Spring Green Preserve SNA, Sauk County, Wisconsin, USA
November 9, 2010
Size: ~2mm
Collected from wall of erosion 'channel' in sandy path in high quality sand prairie.

All pics taken with automontage system. Actual montaging done with CombineZP.

Ceraphronidae?

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Conostigmus sp. --det. István Mikó
[no idea how did it get moved twice. =v=]

Moved
Moved from Megaspilidae.

Moved
Moved from parasitic Apocrita.

Yes...
Fits the description beautifully - you can even see the double-segmented trochanters which we rarely get to see. Excellent set of detailed photos, Jeff.

See reference here.

 
?
Ceraphronidae or Megaspilidae? Comment on dorsal image says latter.

Thanks much for your compliment and your help.

 
Megaspilid is right!
I'm so used to seeing winged versions of megaspilids that I missed some of their other obvious features such as the three grooves in the mesoscutum (ceraphronids usually have only one), and a more constricted waist than ceraphronids. I will echo Hans' ID.

 
Thanks
Thanks again Ross.

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