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Monodontomerus mexicanus (Small parasitic wasp)


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


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

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Activity Period

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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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