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Photo#849454
Small parasitoid wrangling a... larger parasitoid?

Small parasitoid wrangling a... larger parasitoid?
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
September 27, 2013
Size: 1mm
A rather interesting scene - the victim looks like a wasp larva to me, similar to this one. Any leads as to the ID of either creature?
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Small parasitoid wrangling a... larger parasitoid? Small parasitoid wrangling a... larger parasitoid? Small parasitoid wrangling a... larger parasitoid?

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Eulophid (female)…
It's possible that the larva being attacked in this image is that of a hoverfly. They typically look maggot-like and have a tapering head and are broadly rounded at the rear (where the wasp is probing). Eulophids have a broad host range which does include fly larva (including the family Syrphidae).

See reference here.

The adult is a
Chalcid

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