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Baryscapus sp. (Tiny parasitic wasps)


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Baryscapus is a genus of parasitic wasps in the Eulophidae family, with 43 recognized species.


Baryscapus are tiny parasitic wasps that look similar to the closely related genus Melittobia. They are parasites or hyperparasites on a wide range of insect hosts.

Nest Structure

Baryscapus were uncommon in Bee Atlas blocks, and we did not get any information about the nest building hosts.

Hole Sizes

No information at this time.


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Activity Period

No information at this time.


Gibson, Gary A.P. et al. (ed.) 1997. Annotated Keys to the Genera of Nearctic Chacidoidea (Hymenoptera). National Research Council of Canada Press. Ottowa. 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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