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One of the smallest parasitic wasps. Only about 2mm in size.Bright iridescent green color. Hitch hikes on adult female mantis and lays it's eggs using the long ovipositor on the fresh frothy mantis ootheca before it hardens. The larvae that emerge eats the mantis eggs, pupates and emerge as adult wasps.
Here one is seen emerging out of an ant mimic mantis ootheca. This was shot from an orange tree from my garden.
Spotted on May 2, 2019
Submitted on May 2, 2019
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