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Chalcid Wasp

Description:

Small metallic green wasp with red eyes and yellow legs. Pteromalid family. Dr. Steve Heydon says it is difficult to say exactly what this might be, except that there is better than a 90% chance that it is Pteromalus.

Habitat:

California Sunflower in chaparral

Notes:

Pteromalinae

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2 Comments

Hi John, thank you very much!

John La Salle
John La Salle 6 years ago

Family Pteromalidae
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pteromalida...
This is a very large family - with a great deal of variation (something like 20-30 subfamilies depending on who you talk to). This wasp is in the subfamily Pteromalinae.

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on May 19, 2014
Submitted on May 20, 2014

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