Chalcidoidea Torymidae?

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Chalcidoidea Torymidae?

Postby Jean » 29 Dec 2010 11:26

Dear all,

Could anyone tell me which wasp this is? The photo was taken in Southern France, Parc du Vercors, 16-05-2010.
Thanks for your help.

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Re: ID help

Postby Euchroeus » 29 Dec 2010 12:11

Dear Jean,

very very interesting pictures!
Your specimen is not a Chrysididae, even if the colour is bright metallic.
It is a Chalcidoidea, probably belonging to the Family Torymidae.

It's a Parasitic wasp and you can separate it from Chrysidids for the very long ovopositor coming out from the abdomen
For a better ID you can post it to

It seems to me that some fungi are expanded on its antennae.
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Re: ID help

Postby Jean » 29 Dec 2010 12:41

Dear euchroes,

Thanks for the help, I should have looked better. I will try in hymis.

best wishes,

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Re: Chalcidoidea Torymidae?

Postby Alex » 03 Feb 2011 22:33

Nice Chalcid wasp, although I would argue that this specimen has visited an orchid flower and thus got two stamens glued to its forehead ;)
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