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Aphelinidae? - Aphytis

Aphelinidae? - Aphytis
Russ Pitman Park, Bellaire, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
July 23, 2011
Size: < 1 mm
at UV light. Here is a wasp that was found nearby the previous month:

Edit: First BG image for this genus.

Moved from Eretmocerus.

Moved from Aphelinidae.

Charley, I see that you m

I see that you moved this image to Eretmocerus shortly after Zachary Lahey suggested it be moved to Aphytis. I know not at all which is the correct genus, but since the move seems to conflict with the ID, I just wanted to confirm whether you made the move you meant to make, and if so, what the basis is for calling it Eretmocerus rather than Aphytis (so that I can hope to learn to ID them to genus on my own).

Thanks for your time.


Thanks for noticing that
The only possible explanation is that Zachary edited his comment after I moved your photo. There's no way I would have accidentally moved the photo to a genus in one subfamily rather than creating a new guide page in another. His comment says "I think this needs to be changed to Aphytis," suggesting an incorrect genus placement, and you can see that I moved it from family level. Zachary, please note that no one gets an email update when you edit your comments--better to add a new one to avoid confusion, and to make sure everyone is aware of the new comment.

I think this needs to be changed to Aphytis. If I'm seeing the antenna correctly it appears segmented towards the end splitting part of the funicle into two large segments.


Yes, Aphelinidae
Yes, Aphelinidae


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