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wasp - Poemenia

wasp - Poemenia
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
July 25, 2014

thank you!
Hi Tom, my name's Molly and I'm an undergraduate assisting Don Chandler this semester with organizing the UNH Insect Collection. I'm in the process of mounting and cataloguing some of your specimens (including this one, which I just mounted this afternoon!), and I just wanted to say thanks for sending in so many fascinating insects! I am learning a lot about taxonomy and also the ins and outs of keeping a collection. It's all great experience for a budding entomologist. So thank you for helping us out with all of your specimens, we appreciate your hard work!

Thank you Molly
Mounting and cataloging all the specimens is a lot of work and I appreciate that. Some of the specimens I send to Don are already identified like this one, but many more are identified after they're prepared.
Keep up the good work at UNH and with your posts on BugGuide.

I expect that this is the male. I will work further on the female, as I expect that I may be going wrong somehow with it.

Moved from Braconids and Ichneumons.

Specimen still in fridge
Should I save this one or just let it go?

Yes, I think you should save it.


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