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Megastigmus pistaciae I have only seen this kind of insect this one time and found it particularly interesting.  Europe,Geotagged,Macro,Megastigmus pistaciae,Pistachio seed chalcid,Portugal,Summer,insect Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Megastigmus pistaciae

I have only seen this kind of insect this one time and found it particularly interesting.

    comments (4)

  1. That definitely is a interesting insect. How big was it? Posted one month ago
    1. Hi Ernst, it was about 0,5cm. Posted one month ago
  2. Wow, interesting little wasp you have there! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks Claire ;-)
      Posted one month ago

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Megastigmus is a genus of minute wasps. The Pistachio seed chalcid, Megastigmus pistaciae, is a pest of pistachios in North Africa and Mediterranean and Middle East countries. It was first discovered in North America in Chico, California, in 1967. Its distribution now includes major portions of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys and limited areas of southern California. Hosts recorded worldwide include eight species of Pistachio and one species of Shinus.

Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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Uploaded Nov 5, 2021. Captured Sep 13, 2021 08:23 in Avenida Dona Maria Lizardo Palermo, 1, Moncarapacho, Faro, 8700-100 Moncarapacho, Portugal.
  • X-T20
  • f/1.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm