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 location: Smoke Hole, West Virginia.

Gasteruption sp., Wasp photo from West Virginia

Gasteruption sp., Smoke Hole West Virginia, face

Note that this both the family page for Gasteruptiidae and the genus page for Gasteruption sp.

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