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Diptera or wasp? 5_7_1
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Posted on 21-06-2020 03:53

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Hello all,
This diptera was collected in the Sierra Nevada near Mammoth Lakes, CA. It has a similar body shape to a Diptera, but the longer antenna and lack of wing veins are making me question if it is a wasp.

Help identifying to the Family level would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted on 21-06-2020 10:25

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Hi Kyle, it looks more like a wasp: perhaps one of the Cynipoidea (Figitidae, Cynipidae...)

Hope this helps a bit, Eric
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Chalcidoidea, perhaps Encyrtidae, if not Aphelinidae.

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