Parisitic wasp ID

Doug Yanega dyanega at
Tue May 1 12:43:14 EDT 2001

>Hi: Can anyone identify ths wasp for me?  It hatched out of a B.philenor
>pupa from Plumas county California, usa.

Looks like a Brachymeria (Chalcididae); if the body is black and legs are
yellow, that's what it is. If it's metallic (doesn't appear to be) then
it's a Perilampus.


Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
phone: (909) 787-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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