Chalcidoid Wasp
Genus Leucopsis


tiny wasp
This was a very tiny wasp and I'd never seen one like it before.  I guess they're not that common.
I had a heck of a time photographing it in my yard in Taylorsville, UT  but I finally got two bad shots
 of it before it took off.  © Carol Davis, 7-25-2010


wasp
It had a very funny-shaped abdomen - not like an abdomen you would normally see on a wasp.
Usually the back end tapers off but this one got larger and more rounded. Wasp larva in the
Leucospidae family are parasites of other bees and wasps.
  Eric Eaton has a good article on
them here.  © Carol Davis, 7-25-2010


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