Chalcid Wasp (Acanthothalcis nigricans)
Invertebrates Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas
Unidentified Wasps

Chalcid Wasps (Acanthothalcis nigricans) are parasitic on boring beetle larvae. This female Chalcid Wasp was found in July hunting on an almond tree in my backyard. The tree had bark beetles.

Taxonomy: Hymenoptera, parasitic Apocrita, Chalcidoidea, Chalcididae

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