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Species Leucospis affinis

Chalcid Wasp - Leucospis affinis - male Leucospis affinis flitting around the tomato[e] garden. - Leucospis affinis - female Another female Leucospis? - Leucospis affinis - female Chalcid Wasp? - Leucospis affinis - female Leucospis affinis? - Leucospis affinis - female Leucopsis sp. - Leucospis affinis Leucopsis affinis scouting a bee hotel - Leucospis affinis - female Leucospis affinis - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Leucospidae
Genus Leucospis
Species affinis (Leucospis affinis)
Explanation of Names
Leucospis affinis Say 1824
Identification
Range
All across the US.
Food
Hosts: various Megachilidae(1)
Remarks
One of the largest chalcidoids in the US, and the only one exhibiting wing-folding as part of its mimetic morphology
Print References
Graenicher S. (1905) On the habits and life-history of Leucospis affinis (Say): A parasite of bees. Bull. Wisc. Nat. Hist. Soc. 3-4: 153-159 (Full text)

Say, Thomas. 1824. Narrative of an expedition to the source of St. Peter's river, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods. H. C. Carey & I. Lea, Philadelphia. Vol. v.2: App., Zool.: 253-378; pls.14-15. (Original Description)
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