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Megastigmus rosae - Male (grooming) On request, just making two images of a male M. rosae available in somewhat higher res than on waarneming.nl<br />
NOTE: The wings on this one didn&#039;t quite come out nicely (not fully pumped op / straightened properly).<br />
More info with this image:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139497/megastigmus_rosae_-_male.html" title="Megastigmus rosae - Male"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/139497_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1678320010&Signature=iEoqNxI%2FCBQ9N56E9LkWSLBC0yk%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Megastigmus rosae - Male On request, just making two images of a male M. rosae available in somewhat higher res than on waarneming.nl<br />
NOTE: The wings on this one didn&#039;t quite come out nicely (not fully pumped op / straightened properly)<br />
Image mostly goes to demonstrate darker overall colours (compared to the females) with the conspicuous yellow tip of the abdomen.<br />
The species was recently identified as &quot;new&quot; for the Netherlands, from this population in Jane&#039;s garden. Males seemed to be quite rare (mostly parthenogentic reproduction, probably), but this year Jane spotted quite a few males from a second generation that emerged over the last week. This one emerged from a rose hip that she had put in a box for other purposes, so she had it in a box. Unfortunately the wings didn&#039;t come out quite right on this one.<br />
Image of same (damaged) male, grooming:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139498/megastigmus_rosae_-_male_grooming.html<br />
P.S. For comparison, another male with good wings and darker colour:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139531/megastigmus_rosae_-_male_darker.html Chalcid wasp,Chalcidoidea,Jane&#039;s garden,Megastigmus,Megastigmus rosae,Rosa rugosa,Torymidae,nl: Rimpelroos" /></a></figure> Chalcid wasp,Chalcidoidea,Jane's garden,Megastigmus,Megastigmus rosae,Rosa rugosa,Torymidae,nl: Rimpelroos Click/tap to enlarge

Megastigmus rosae - Male (grooming)

On request, just making two images of a male M. rosae available in somewhat higher res than on waarneming.nl
NOTE: The wings on this one didn't quite come out nicely (not fully pumped op / straightened properly).
More info with this image:

Megastigmus rosae - Male On request, just making two images of a male M. rosae available in somewhat higher res than on waarneming.nl<br />
NOTE: The wings on this one didn't quite come out nicely (not fully pumped op / straightened properly)<br />
Image mostly goes to demonstrate darker overall colours (compared to the females) with the conspicuous yellow tip of the abdomen.<br />
The species was recently identified as "new" for the Netherlands, from this population in Jane's garden. Males seemed to be quite rare (mostly parthenogentic reproduction, probably), but this year Jane spotted quite a few males from a second generation that emerged over the last week. This one emerged from a rose hip that she had put in a box for other purposes, so she had it in a box. Unfortunately the wings didn't come out quite right on this one.<br />
Image of same (damaged) male, grooming:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139498/megastigmus_rosae_-_male_grooming.html<br />
P.S. For comparison, another male with good wings and darker colour:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139531/megastigmus_rosae_-_male_darker.html Chalcid wasp,Chalcidoidea,Jane's garden,Megastigmus,Megastigmus rosae,Rosa rugosa,Torymidae,nl: Rimpelroos

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Megastigmus rosae is a Chalcid wasp (Chalcidoidea) of the family Torymidae. The female deposits her eggs in Rose hips and the larvae feed on the seeds inside.

Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Aug 13, 2022.