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For the United States & Canada

Species Leucospis affinis

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Leucospidae
Genus Leucospis
Species affinis (Leucospis affinis)
Explanation of Names
Leucospis affinis Say 1824
Identification
Food
hosts: various Megachilidae
Remarks
One of the largest chalcidoids in the US, and the only one exhibiting wing-folding as part of its mimetic morphology
Internet 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)