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Wasp - Anastatus - female

Wasp - Anastatus - Female
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
August 16, 2011
Size: 2 mm
A few days ago I saw a Leptoglossus oppositus female laying these eggs, and today I came back at 2 PM and found this wasp. Is it laying eggs?

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This female is an Anastatus wasp ovipositing. Many wasps that are egg parasitoids prefer freshly laid eggs if they can find them.

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