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Ichneumon Wasp - Enicospilus flavostigma - female

Ichneumon Wasp - Enicospilus flavostigma - Female
Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Cameron County, Texas, USA
October 21, 2011
Another species brought in to my black light out at Sabal Palm Sanctuary. Thank you for your help!

Moved from Enicospilus.

Enicospilus flavostigma
This species is highly variable in appearance, especially with the alar sclerites. The proximal sclerite is always near triangular and the discal sclerite, if present, is confluent with it's distal corner.

However, the most common form (which you have here) is to have a long fenestra with the distal sclerite extending around two-thirds of its periphery, with the central sclerite to be near D-shaped and positioned closer to the distal margin of the fenestra that it is to it's proximal sclerite.

Great find! I hope you saved the specimen haha

I used the description from "
I used the description from "A survey of the Ophioninae of tropical Mesoamerica with special reference to the fauna of Costa Rica" by Ian Gauld 1988 though he had it listed as E. dispilus.

Superb photo!

Moved from ID Request.

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