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Golden Yellow Chalcid Wasp

Conura sp.

1 Species ID Suggestions

stho002 10 years ago
Chalcidid wasp

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LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Gorgeous pictures! I love Chalcids, they never cease to be amazing.

Sckel 10 years ago

Thank you very much for your comment, john.

Sckel 10 years ago

Oi, Sergio. Me desculpe, não tinha visto seu comentário. Pelo que eu entendi do link que eu encontrei, essas pernas ajudam na hora de pressionar o ovopositor no corpo da lagarta. Alias, eu encontrei outra dessa vespinha hoje. Obrigada.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

Great spotting, Sckel. It is amazing how very different critters evolve in the same direction. Check the rear legs of this beetle:

John La Salle
John La Salle 10 years ago

Sckel - don't be disappointed at all. The chalcids are a VERY difficult group - I have been looking at them for over 35 years and I am still confused and surprised all the time. Many of these complex insect groups are long term passions of discovery rather than something that you will ever understand quickly or completely.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Your little friend, nice!

Sckel 10 years ago

Thanks again, John La Salle, and thank you also for the links. I'm disappointed with my lack of perception. Thanks Riekos.

RiekoS 10 years ago

Very nice series!

John La Salle
John La Salle 10 years ago

Hi Sckel - I don't think the two wasps are the same (yours and the one at
Look at the big swollen part of the hind leg - in the luis.impa wasp there are 5-6 very long teeth or spines on the leg; in your wasp there more, smaller teeth (see them in your last picture). This is one of the characters they use to identify species.
Also, look at this page -
and you can see some pictures of Conura mariae (identified at the USNM), and the teeth on the leg look more like yours than the luis.impa one.
At any rate - I agree that this is a very cool wasp.

Sckel 10 years ago

Sim, Daphne era uma vespinha legal. :(

João Burini
João Burini 10 years ago

Você acha umas vespinhas bem legais :P

Sckel 10 years ago

I found the name on this link:http: //

After reading this article I am suspecting that this is the wasp, that sponger the caterpillar of my other spotting.

Thanks John. I had not noticed this change; I have not researched very.

John La Salle
John La Salle 10 years ago

Beautiful photo. These are wonderful insects. Note that the name Spilochalcis is an old name, and the currently recognized generic name is Conura. Note also that there are over 300 species in this genus, and identification from a photo is quite tricky. Best to leave it as Conura sp. unless you can get an expert to pitch in with an identification.

Sckel 10 years ago

Super thanks for the ID, stho002 :D

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Cariacica, ES, Brazil

Spotted on Aug 14, 2013
Submitted on Aug 14, 2013

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