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Owlfly parasite wasp - Hockeria bicolor

Owlfly parasite wasp - Hockeria bicolor
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
July 20, 2012
Size: 3mm
A bunch of these wasps emerged from the Owlfly I was keeping. It looks like one of the Chalcids.

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Owlfly parasite wasp - Hockeria bicolor Owlfly parasite wasp - Hockeria bicolor

Moved tentatively
Moved from Chalcidid Wasps.

 
ID confirmed from specimen
This is Hockeria bicolor Halstead, 1990. Listed from as close as New York in Halstead's description. Could be a new state record.

Thanks for sending Tom, will keep as a photo-voucher.

Moved
Moved from Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies.
Thanks Ross.

Chalcididaeā€¦
Nice. Will try to narrow down further. The genus Hockeria is known to parasitize owlfly larvae.

See reference here.

 
Hockeria bicolor Halstead
seems to be most likely here based on coloration and host; H. eriensis also parasitizes antlion larvae. Save and I can confirm from specimen.

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