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Leaf-tying Cuckoo Wasp - Goniozus - female

Leaf-tying Cuckoo Wasp - Goniozus - Female
Mobile (Dog River), Mobile County, Alabama, USA
April 20, 2012
Well Eddie, a wasp it is! A cotton ball and a drop of ethyl acetate sent it to la la land before this one could escape. Waited until it could stand up before photographing ... so not to look like road kill. Now, what's the wasp? Thanks

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Willow Oak Leaftier - Goniozus Leaftier Larvae - Goniozus Leaf-tying Cuckoo Wasp - Goniozus - female

Moved from Bethylidae.

Moved from ID Request.

Some genera are known that attack leafrolling caterpillars.

See reference here.

Yes, this is Goniozus species of Bethylidae
As R. Hill has mentioned, species of the subfamily Bethylinae are known as ectoparasitoids of micro-lepidopteran insects, such as Pyralidae, Tortricidae and so on.
This species belongs to the genus Goniozus based on the fore wing veins.
Perhaps, a caterpillar of micro-lepidopteran insect was paratized by her mom cause this specimen is female.

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