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Photo#725428
Elachertus harrisinae

Elachertus harrisinae
Rancocas, Rancocas Nature Center NJAS, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
August 11, 2010
Size: Maybe around 3 mm?
No specimens were collected.

Images of this individual: tag all
Grapeleaf Skeletonizer - Hodges#4624 - Harrisina americana Grapeleaf Skeletonizer - Hodges#4624 - Harrisina americana Grapeleaf Skeletonizer - Hodges#4624 - Harrisina americana Grapeleaf Skeletonizer - Hodges#4624 - Harrisina americana Elachertus harrisinae Elachertus harrisinae Elachertus harrisinae Elachertus harrisinae Elachertus harrisinae

Moved
Moved from Euplectrus.

More Likely Eupectrus
Just after it was posted, I sent this link to Dr. Michael Schauff, who worked on the systematics of eulophids for years. I titled it: Elachertus harrisinae? He didn't read the message until this morning, when the image had already been moved to Euplectrus. He says it is likely Elachertus and believes it is not Euplectrus. In Dr. Noyes' database(1), Elachertus is not a subgenus of Stenomesius.

 
I thought
it was odd that the eggs weren't in a pile like the others in Euplectrus

 
Sorry
I wasn't aware that the convention I used "Stenomesius(Elachertus) harrisinae" implied Elachertus is a subgenus of Stenomesius, I merely saw it listed as Stenomesius harrisinae on some websites and as Elachertus harrisinae on others (synonyms or older names etc.) and I didn't know how to write that, but I wanted to include both names so I wouldn't forget and it would hit searches. Sort of Stenomesius or Elachertus harrisinae

 
Misinterpretation
I misinterpreted your parentheses. TaxaPad(1) lists Stenomesius as the genus Ashmead described harrisinae in. Harrisina americana appears to be the only known host of the species, and TaxaPad gives the known distribution as Florida and New Jersey.

 
I did
the species page as best I could, genus could probably use some work.

 
Placement
Should we make a genus or species page?

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Chalcid wasps - Euplectrus…
The characteristics, size, and behavior of these wasps in these images suggest Euplectrus.

See reference here.

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