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Photo#98286
Tiny Parasitic Wasp - Conostigmus - female

Tiny Parasitic Wasp - Conostigmus - Female
Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
March 10, 2007
Size: <1 mm
As I opened a rearing container to inspect the fungi that I collected several days ago, this little wasp flew out and began to fly around the desk lamp. I recaptured it in a vial. The vial had quite a few scratches in it, and the wasp happened to pass over one of the scratch marks as I took this photo. So, sorry about the image quality.

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Vial, other options
I use a UV filter from an old camera. It makes an excellent glass cage for tiny subjects. I learned this trick from John Carr.

Moved
Moved from Megaspilidae.

Moved
Moved from Ceraphronidae.

Moved
Moved from parasitic Apocrita.