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fungus-ridden wasp

fungus-ridden wasp
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
June 22, 2011
At first I thought this was a very interesting-looking insect on the underside of a Boxelder leaf until I looked at a magnified image on the camera and realized it was just covered with fungus.


Yes, Eurytomidae
Yes, Eurytomidae

I put in my suggestion considering the size and proportions of the pronotal collar that this is Eurytomidae.


Was this pretty small? It reminds me of a chalcidoid...

fungus-ridden wasp
Yes, it was small, probably around 4mm or so.

Moved from ID Request.

Placed in Guide because it is referenced in the Arthropod Pathogenic Fungi article.

very cool, was he able to fly?

The wasp was deceased.
The wasp was deceased.

Nice Find!
You might want to post it to the Arthropod Pathogenic Fungi page here:



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