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Chalcidid Wasp

Brachymeria sp.

Description:

Chalcid Wasps are so interesting to me because of their swollen hind legs and posture. They are also parasitoids; most parasitize eggs or immature stages of other insects or arachnids while others feed on plant tissue or make galls

Habitat:

Flooded forest; mostly oak. It seems that the flooding encouraged many creatures to hang around the walkway that goes through the forest

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4 Comments

Beautiful series Machi,you should add your spottings to the new mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2004... for chosing the best's wild photos of 2016,congrats and thanks for sharing

Machi
Machi 5 years ago

Thanks John for ID confirmation and thanks Lauren :)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Lovely little wasp.

John La Salle
John La Salle 5 years ago

Hi Machi
Well spotted - and a nice series of pictures.
You are right - this is a Brachymeria sp.

Machi
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Machi

Colquitt, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jan 10, 2016
Submitted on Jan 30, 2016

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