Proctotrupidae sp. ♂︎

Last update: 2 March 2022

I pulled this little wasp out of the pond just a minute before, see here. It turns out to be a Proctotrupidae sp. [1] (thanks to Milo van Loon) a family that I had not observed before.

It is a male, the females have a long awl-shaped ovipositor at the tip of the abdomen.

Proctotrupidae sp. ♂


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