Thynnid Wasp (Myzinum sp.)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Thynnid Wasp (Myzinum sp.)

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This is a female, as they are a bit chunkier than the males and have bent antenna

Beneficial

Larvae are parasitoids of white grubs so can be used in biological control.

Adults pollinate

Learn: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in857 (*)

* It seems that this species was recently moved from Typhiidae family

as of 11/11/14
Taxonomy (source: bugguide.net):
Order Hymenoptera – Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies
No Taxon Aculeata – Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps
Superfamily Thynnoidea
Family Thynnidae – Thynnid Wasps
Subfamily Myzininae
Genus Myzinum

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Goldenrod (Solidago sp.)

My take: Got Grubs? Help is on the Way

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