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Tiny Braconid Wasps


These 3 tiny wasps of about 1 mm in length emerged from a cluster of what seems to be cocoons in a mass of white silk stuck to the underside of a leaf. All 3 appear to be females, most easily seen in the second picture of the wasp on the left side. Family Braconidae: Microgastrinae.


From an empty lot in a semi-rural area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.

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LaurenZarate 3 years ago

Thank you John!

John La Salle
John La Salle 4 years ago

Hi Lauren
Braconidae: Microgastrinae
I can't tell you a genus - there are some "big ones" like Cotesia and Apanteles, but I have no idea how to tell them apart.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Apr 4, 2017
Submitted on Jun 21, 2017

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