Image Number: 1316038

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Descriptor:
Adult(s)
Description:
Mucidifurax raptor wasp on a fly puparium. Once the female chooses a suitable puparium host, she lays a single egg in it. The egg hatches, and the wasp larva feeds on the fly pupa.
Image type:
Museum

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Image location:
United States

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Chalcidoidea
Family: Pteromalidae
Genus: Muscidifurax
Subject: Muscidifurax raptor Girault and Sanders 1910

Host

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Cyclorrhapha
Family: Muscidae
Subfamily: Muscinae
Tribe: Muscini
Genus: Musca
Subject: Musca domestica Linnaeus, 1758
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Image uploaded:
Monday, March 3, 2003
Image last updated:
Friday, December 22, 2006