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Parasitic wasp

Chalcidoidea torymidae


very tiny insect in my yard

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Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Yes indeed! second pic depicts its size na,,,its very small...
But beautiful :)

OnengDyah 7 years ago

Great pic..:)

MeganM 7 years ago

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!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Nice spotting :)

John La Salle
John La Salle 7 years ago

Definitely Torymidae
Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Torymidae

Jeannette 8 years ago

Lovely :)

LarryGraziano 8 years ago

nice! BTW welcome to Project Noah!!!!!

MeganM 8 years ago

ForestDragon and Gordon Dietzman, thank you for the possible IDs. I'd say you're right on target, it definitely looks like Torymidae.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

This is a very nice photo. I'm not sure what it is either, but take a look at this link: 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!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

very nice!

ForestDragon 8 years ago

I think this is a type of parasitic wasp. The closest match I found on 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:

or these guys:

Hope this helps.

Atul 8 years ago


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Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Spotted on May 7, 2012
Submitted on Jun 7, 2012

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