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Species detail

Monodontomerus mexicanus (Small parasitic wasp)

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Taxonomy

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

Description

Monodontomerus mexicanus are small, metallic blue/green wasps that emerge in groups from parasitized nests. They are very similar to Monodontomerus minor.

Nest Structure

Monodontomerus mexicanus only emerged from one nest in Bee Atlas blocks, and none of the host species emerged.

Hole Sizes

No information at this time.

Voltinism

No information at this time.

Activity Period

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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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