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 Pteromalid wasp (Muscidifurax raptor)




Pteromalid wasp | Muscidifurax raptor photo
Female of Muscidifurax raptor laying an egg in a fly puparium

Photograph by United States Department of Agriculture. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)

Pteromalid wasp | Muscidifurax raptor photo
House fly puparia, each with a hole from which a single wasp emerged after feeding on the pupa

Photograph by USDA ARS Photo Unit, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

PTEROMALID WASP FACTS

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Pteromalidae
Genus:Muscidifurax
Species:raptor
Common Name:Pteromalid wasp