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Figitidae (Tiny parasitic wasps)


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Figitidae are tiny parasitic wasps. They were rare in Bee Atlas blocks, and both nests were in the southeastern part of the state.


Figitidae are tiny, black wasps with a smooth and shiny integument.

Nest Structure

We had two nests that produced Figitidae. We were not able to make direct observations of the hosts, but nest plug information for one of the nests indicates that it may have been the nest of a Eumenid wasp.

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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