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Photo#79732
tiny wasp - Scelio

tiny wasp - Scelio
fayetteville, washington County, Arkansas, USA
September 12, 2006
Size: ~3-4mm

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Scelio sp. (Scelionidae)
Tiny yes, but very large as for Scelionid Wasp. Despite having given its name to the family, this genus is a fairly special one. Most species parasitize eggs of Grasshoppers.

 
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thank you for the information Richard, i can not say i knew about these little wasps... i was sitting on the ground watching a Pompilid, which is the only reason i noticed this one, any smaller would make them quite a task to find.

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