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Photo#731587
Small Ichneumon or braconid? - female

Small Ichneumon or braconid? - Female
Ordway-Swisher Biological Station, Putnam County, Florida, USA
April 21, 2012

Moved
I wonder if this is Syzeuctus elegans.

Moved from ID Request.

 
Can't Be Confirmed
A person with access to a collection with specimens of Syzeuctus elegans can't confirm the identification. Says the coloration of tergite 2 of the metasoma and the nature of the spot on the wing don't look right. If I have seen specimens of Syzeuctus elegans from Florida, it would have been about 40 years ago.

 
Can this genus
Scyzeuctus be confirmed?

 
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I don't happen to know if there are other genera of Atrophini with species in Florida that would have a wing with a dark spot on the tip of the forewing. I looked at the description of Syzeuctus elegans because I thought I recalled having identified that species in my early years with SEL. If you have an opportunity to compare your specimen with identified material of Florida species of the genus, there is also Syzeuctus laminatus to consider. It was described by Townes in 1978, who recognized three subspecies, two of which he knew from Florida.

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