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Spilopteron franclemonti Spilopteron franclemonti, an Ichneumonid wasp, on flowers of Spotted Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata). Cicuta maculata,Geotagged,Spilopteron franclemonti,Summer,United States,Water Hemlock Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Spilopteron franclemonti

Spilopteron franclemonti, an Ichneumonid wasp, on flowers of Spotted Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata).

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  1. What a stunner! They have such elegant shapes. Posted 11 days ago
    1. I wish I'd been hauling around my DSLR around that morning. This wasp was very patient with my intruding upon its feeding activities. Posted 11 days ago

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An Ichneumonid wasp that parasitizes beetle larvae.

Front wing without a fuscous spot over base of radius, except rarely for a small faint spot in some females; punctures on metapleurum separated by 0.2 to 1.0 their diameter; apical 7± segments of flagellum blackish; scutellum with indistinct lateral carina extending most of its length.

Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Mar 14, 2019. Captured Aug 6, 2017 11:15 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
  • f/1.7
  • 1/112s
  • ISO50
  • 4.2mm