Leucospid Wasp
( Leucospis affinis )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Leucospis affinis
(Say ,1824 )
Common Name:Leucospid Wasp
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Leucospidae
Genus:Leucospis
Taxon Code:HYM01612

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
BSA Camp Rancho Los Mochos, BSA Camp Rancho Los Mochos, 18450 Mines Rd., Livermore
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01080125

RECOGNITION
Recognition
BugGuide.net: "One of the largest of the Chalcidoids in the U.S., and the only one exhibiting wing-folding as part of its mimetic morphology."
Description
One of the largest of the Chalcidoids in the U.S., and the only one exhibiting wing-folding as part of its mimetic morphology.
Body Length
7 mm.

BIOLOGY
Parasitic on Megachilid bees.
Host
Parasitic on Megachilid bees.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Species Leucospis affinis. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/76735). Accessed March 12, 2016. .


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