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Chalcid Wasp

Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea

Description:

Small flying insect with a long tail, green metallic back and 2 antens, spotted in my terrace in KL city centre

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3 Comments

John La Salle
John La Salle 5 years ago

No worries. I suspect that it is one of the wasps associated with figs (not too many others have an ovipositor that long). Probably not the true fig wasp - but one of the parasitoids or other associates.

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 5 years ago

Thanks John, very helpful

John La Salle
John La Salle 5 years ago

Hi Jordi
This is some type of chalcid wasp (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalcid_was...
I can't tell the family for sure - but with that long beautiful ovipositor sticking out the back it can't be too many things.

JordiPrats
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JordiPrats

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 22, 2014
Submitted on Nov 22, 2014

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