parasitic wasp

parasitic wasp

5942   They look like ants, but they’re not ants because they don’t seem to be attracted to the liquid bait that we still have from our previous ants.   When you touch them, or even move a piece of paper/tissue paper, they seem to “jump” or leap a small amount of distance. They have wings too, in which I have not seen them use to fly, but perhaps the leap/jumping. They are definitely smaller than a drugstore beetle though and this is the best image I can provide out of my adventures of trying to capture a good quality. Thanks.  RD.      BC Canada

This is a small parasitic wasp of some kind, the image is not clear enough for a definitive identification. The larvae of wasps like this develop internally in other insects or their eggs. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.