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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.


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

Moved from Megaspilidae.

Moved from parasitic Apocrita.

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 again Ross.

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