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Parasitic Wasp

Brachymeria sp.

Description:

Brachymeria is a genus of parasitic wasp in the family Chalcididae. A large number of species are known, all of them parasites of insect larvae. They have elbowed antenna and have a typically enlarged femur (thigh) segment on the high legs. Some species have been used in biological control. They have a worldwide distribution.

Habitat:

Seen near a farm.

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16 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thanks Harsha and chem1.

chem1
chem1 7 years ago

awesome lookin animal

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Wow! Interesting wasp.

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thank you Yasser! You're very kind :-)

Yasser
Yasser 7 years ago

Awesome photo here Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thanks Surekha!

surekha
surekha 7 years ago

Excellent pic, Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thank you Toshimi and Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Fantastic Satyen!

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 7 years ago

Very nice!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thanks a lot John :-)

John La Salle
John La Salle 7 years ago

This is a parasitic wasp in the Family Chalcididae: Genus Brachymeria.
Nice picture.
This is a quite difficult group, with hundreds of species.

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thank you Ira!

ira080808
ira080808 7 years ago

great spotting! :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thanks a lot for your help Cindy! I will surely research on the suggestions provided by you.

What a gorgeous wasp! My first thought was Chalcid Wasp or maybe even a Chalcidid Wasp but I haven't researched it. It would be a good place to start :)

Wild Things
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Wild Things

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Aug 18, 2013
Submitted on Aug 18, 2013

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