HP6008 : A chalcid wasp, Baltasound

taken 4 years ago, near to Baliasta, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

A chalcid wasp, Baltasound
A chalcid wasp, Baltasound
The chalcid wasps are tiny, numerous, easily overlooked and ecologically important as they are parasitoids, which means that they lay their eggs in other invertebrates and are, therefore, important in controlling their numbers. Many are brightly coloured, like this individual, a member of the family Pteromalidae. For scale, the insect is on the flower umbel of Hogweed.
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 13 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HP 6075 0892 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:45.5211N 0:53.2244W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HP 6075 0892
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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