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Species detail

Monodontomerus minor (Small parasitic wasp)

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Taxonomy

Monodontomerus minor is a species of parasitic wasp in the family Torymidae.

Description

Monodontomerus minor are small, metallic blue/green wasps that emerge in groups from parasitized nests.

Nest Structure

Monodontomerus minor are nest parasites, and usually parasitized Osmia lignaria nests in Bee Atlas blocks. They also occasionally parasitized Megachile relativa and sphecid wasps.

Hole Sizes

No information at this time.

Voltinism

No information at this time.

Activity Period

No information at this time.

References

Thank you to John Luhmen for help identifying parasitic wasps

Minnesota Record Map

These data are from the Minnesota Bee Atlas project.

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