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Photo#567323
Mating pair of Bethylidae wasps - Pristepyris - male - female

Mating pair of Bethylidae wasps - Pristepyris - Male Female
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
August 22, 2011
Can these be identified to sp.?
Sorry, they only landed for a brief moment, so this was the only image I could get.

Moved
Moved from Pristocera.

Moved
Moved from Bethylidae.

Identification
What a wonderful picture!!!

This species belngs to the genus Pristocera (Pristocerinae).
As you know, the black one is male and brown one is female.
Because of the sexual dimorphism of Pristocerinae is very strong, so this picture is very helpful to identification.

Moved
Moved from ID Request. Great shot.

Wow!
Wow, what a striking image!

 
Thanks everyone!
It was quite a surprise when I saw the image up close. Very strange little wasps... The male was flying around with the female attached, so these wingless females may have an alternative way to travel by hitchhiking!??

 
yeah
A really awesome pair of insects. Great shot.

 
Ditto on the wow!
What a strange pair...cool!

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