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Ichneumon - Enicospilus - female

Ichneumon - Enicospilus - Female
Picture Rocks, Pima County, Arizona, USA
April 21, 2013

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Ichneumon - Enicospilus - female Ichneumon - Enicospilus - female

Moved from Eremotylus.

To the best of my knowledge, species of Ophion never have the forewing vein RS basally thickened and curved, as is the case with this species, so I asked Dr. David Wahl about it. His response was that he was pretty sure that this is a species of Eremotylus. Townes indicates that species of Eremotylus have a tubercle on the lower edge of the mesopleurum, a little behind the middle. The resolution of that area is unclear in this photo, but I believe I see evidence of what may be the tubercle.

Moved from Short-tailed Ichneumon Wasps.

E. americanus complex?
I think that the r-rs vein is too sinuous and thickened to be Eremotylus. I also don't see a raised area at the base of the second tergite which would make me believe this is actually a member of the Enicospilus-americanus complex.

My two other shots
aren't any clearer in that area. If I see it again I collect it. But this isn't a very common visitor

Moved from Ichneumon Wasps.

Moved from Mites and Ticks.

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