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Photo#506314
Tiny wasp on Palo Verde - Orasema

Tiny wasp on Palo Verde - Orasema
Picture Rocks, NW of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
April 14, 2011
Size: 3 to 4 mm
Is it ovipositing into the stem of the flower bud?

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Tiny wasp on Palo Verde - Orasema Tiny wasp on Palo Verde - Orasema

Moved
Moved from Eucharitidae.

Orasema sp.
Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae: ovipositing single eggs into the flower stalk. Likely a parasitoid of Pheidole.

Moved
Moved from Eucharitidae.

Moved

Eucharitidae…
Wing venation, a lenticular head shape, and sickle-shaped jaws suggest this chalcid group. These are ant parasites. Eggs are laid in stems, buds, or other leaf surfaces.

See reference here.

Guessing Cynipidae


Wait to hear from the experts, though.

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