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 Multiflora rose seed chalcid (Megastigmus aculeatus nigroflavus)




Multiflora rose seed chalcid | Megastigmus aculeatus nigroflavus photo
Multiflora rose seed chalcid (Megastigmus aculeatus nigroflavus) three females

Photograph by James W. Amrine Jr., West Virginia University, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Multiflora rose seed chalcid | Megastigmus aculeatus nigroflavus photo
Multiflora rose seed chalcid (Megastigmus aculeatus nigroflavus) female, inserting her ovipositor near the edge of the dried inflorescence

Photograph by James W. Amrine Jr., West Virginia University, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

MULTIFLORA ROSE SEED CHALCID FACTS

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Torymidae
Genus:Megastigmus
Species:aculeatus nigroflavus
Common Name:Multiflora rose seed chalcid


Relatives in same Genus
  Torymid wasp (M. strobilobius)
  Torymid wasp (M. suspectus)