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Diapriid wasp

Diapriidae (family)


About 2 millimeters long. Note antennae sprouting from very tip of head.


Swept from grasses and other vegetation in a field adjacent to a riparian corridor with cottonwood and elm trees in abundance.


Larvae of diapriids are parasitic on mostly flies, especially fungus gnats.

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Fountain, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jan 10, 2014
Submitted on Jan 10, 2014

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