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very tiny insect in my yard
Yes indeed! second pic depicts its size na,,,its very small...But beautiful :)
Thanks! I was actually taking photos of some weeds when I noticed something else quite interesting in the viewfinder! Actually, I find a lot of bugs this way.. in the process of photographing other flowers or foliage. You have to get that close to notice some of these tiny ones!
Nice spotting :)
Definitely TorymidaeHymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Torymidae
nice! BTW welcome to Project Noah!!!!!
ForestDragon and Gordon Dietzman, thank you for the possible IDs. I'd say you're right on target, it definitely looks like Torymidae.
This is a very nice photo. I'm not sure what it is either, but take a look at this link: http://bugguide.net/node/view/597936/bgp... and see what you think. This is the closest I could get. The antennae are elbowed, appear to have fewer than 13 segments, and hold its wings flat over the abdomen so I'm guessing that this is a Torymidae wasp, but it is only a guess. Nice spotting!
I think this is a type of parasitic wasp. The closest match I found on bugguide.net is in the Superfamily Chalcidoidea - Chalcid Wasps. Did your wasp have any markings on the wings? This one is similar but not quite the same:http://bugguide.net/node/view/318875or these guys:http://bugguide.net/node/view/18139/bgpa...Hope this helps.
Lat: 41.66, Long: -91.53
Spotted on May 7, 2012 Submitted on Jun 7, 2012
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