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unk Hymenopteran - Banchus

unk Hymenopteran - Banchus
Rockford, Blount, Southern Appalachians County, Tennessee, USA
April 16, 2011
Size: 1cm
This wasp was crawling around on freshly opened shagbark hickory buds. Probably an Ichneumonid. Unfortunately the shots that would have shown head and ocelli were blurry.

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Moved from Ichneumon Wasps.

Moved from ID Request.


not sure of the sex anymore
(sometimes my iphone is not the best way to view these photos)

I was just thinking Ichneumon
I was just thinking Ichneumonid male. Wouldn't a female have a prominent ovipositor?

Here's a retracted ovipositor:

Interesting. The terminal abd
Interesting. The terminal abdominal segments seem compressed, would they extend when the ovipositor extends?

I think they are fixed
I think the abdomen remains fixed when the ovipositor extends, but I'm not sure of that.

not necessarily prominent

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