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Posted on 15-01-2023 07:09

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I don't figure even the family for this one!
It measured about 7 mm body lenght. Sadly, it was collected by a friend that did not registered the locality data. But it's from northeast Spain at medium altitude.
Any idea? Thanks!
Tony Irwin
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Braconidae - Chelonus
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Posted on 15-01-2023 18:44

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Million thanks Tony! I remotedly suspected it could be Braconidae but the shape of the abdomen was too striking for me!
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The abdominal form is characteristic for this genus - the name Chelonus is from the Greek for a tortoise or turtle, and refers to the hard, thickened shell of the abdomen.
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