Monday, March 28, 2016

Very very small (tiny) Pteromalid wasp

Pteromalid wasp on a very small Daisy!
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Pteromalidae (Pteromalids)

Parasites on a wide variety of hosts.
Some are hyperparasitoids
This means they can be parasitic on parasites. Sometimes it pays to be the little guy.
As usual, click to make larger

Hover fly on another daisy for scale

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