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Anyone know what this is? Newhall, CA

#wasp? infection?

Best Answer gcsnelling , July 8 2024 - 12:07 PM

Braconid wasp.

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#1 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted July 8 2024 - 8:07 AM

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To me, it looks like a wasp that has been infected with a parasitic worm, but i’m not too sure.

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#2 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted July 8 2024 - 8:14 AM

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A baby earwig maybe. :thinking:


Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

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Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#3 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted July 8 2024 - 9:18 AM

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It has visible wings, and its body shape is to wrong to be an earwig
Currently keeping
-A. occidentalis
-B. patagonicus
-C. vicinus
-F. neogagates
-M. invidia
-Stennama spec..
I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
You should also subscribe to my youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/@AsdAnts

#4 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted July 8 2024 - 10:22 AM

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It seems like the antenee are to long of a wasp.


Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#5 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 8 2024 - 10:34 AM

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It is some sort of wasp.
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#6 Offline gcsnelling - Posted July 8 2024 - 12:07 PM   Best Answer

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Braconid wasp.



#7 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted July 8 2024 - 12:56 PM

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thanks gcsnelling
Currently keeping
-A. occidentalis
-B. patagonicus
-C. vicinus
-F. neogagates
-M. invidia
-Stennama spec..
I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
You should also subscribe to my youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/@AsdAnts

#8 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted July 9 2024 - 3:35 PM

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It's not a parasitic work I don't think. It is the egg laying tube wasps use I forgot what it's called.

#9 Offline bmb1bee - Posted July 10 2024 - 7:55 AM

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It's not a parasitic work I don't think. It is the egg laying tube wasps use I forgot what it's called.

Ovipositor.

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#10 Offline gcsnelling - Posted July 10 2024 - 9:24 AM

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And it is still a Braconid, these are parasitic wasp. Many species have very long ovipositors.


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