Gasteruption sp.

Gasteruptiid Wasp

Gasteruption sp., Gasteruptiid Wasp in the family Gasteruptiidae

Family: Gasteruptiidae

Subfamily: Gasteruptiinae


Females possess a very long ovipositor, so the wasp pictured here is a male. In this family look for the abdomen inserted very high on the thorax, and a noticeable "neck" where the head attaches to the thorax.

Photo data: 23 July 2012. Smoke Hole, Grant County, West Virginia.

Gasteruption sp., Wasp photo from West Virginia
Gasteruption sp., Smoke Hole West Virginia, face

This page is both the genus page for Gasteruption and the family page for Gasteruptiidae