FAMILY ORUSSIDAE (Parasitic Wood Wasps)

Hymenoptera-Orussidae-Orussus thoracicus-Parasitic Wood Wasps FEMALE (H)

Orussus thoracicus

Mount Graham
Graham County, Arizona
Coordinates: 32.651821, -109.854460
Elevation: 9,612 ft
June 5, 2021
Found under the bark of a fallen rotting tree
Determined by Salvador Vitanza
Confirmed by Dr. Lars Vilhelmsen (Associate Professor and Curator at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, expert on Systematics of the Orussidae) who said: “This is indeed a rare red color morph of Orussus thoracicus

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