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Photo#80630
Colorful Wasp - Enicospilus purgatus

Colorful Wasp - Enicospilus purgatus
Near Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia, USA
September 17, 2006
Attracted to lights. I'll post a detail of the colorful head in a moment. Ichneumon?

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Moved
Moved from Enicospilus.

Moved
Moved from Ichneumon Wasps.

Ophioninae -
the very large ocelli (simple eyes) are characteristic of that subfamily. Unless my eyes are deceiving me, there seem to be a couple of spots on the wings (below the leading edge, just where the discosubmarginal cell is located). If so (do you have other photos of this specimen?) that may place it (given the right wing venation) in the genus Enicospilus.

 
Yes, Spots
Two dark spots on each wing, one a little lighter in color than the other. I'm posting a detailed wing view now. Thanks for your help with this!

looks like
an Ichneumon wasp.. maybe?


Charles

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