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Eucharitid Wasp

Chalcura sp.

Description:

male - the Eucharitidae are a family of parasitic wasps... these tiny wasps (2-5mm) could be found in tropical regions throughout the world.! Eucharitids are specialised parasitoids of ants... meaning each species is usually only parasitic of one genus of ant... furthermore... they are one of the few parasitoids that have been able to use ants as hosts despite ants effective defense systems against most parasitoids.!

Notes:

Hymenoptera; Eucharitidae; Eucharitinae; Eucharitini

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Richard Ong
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Richard Ong

George Town, PNG, Malaysia

Spotted on Aug 14, 2018
Submitted on Aug 5, 2019

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