No Common Name Myzinum obscurum (Fabricius, 1805)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Thynnidae   >   Genus Myzinum   

Description:

From BugGuide (4/2/2017), females are identified through the following combination of characters:
1) Pairs of spots on the metalsomal terga -- no complete bands of color at all (abdomen).
2) Entirely black scutum and scutellum of the mesosoma (thorax).
3) Forewings dark, somewhat darker along costal margin.
4) Mostly black in coloration overall, with scattered yellow maculations.
5) Sides of propodeum with striae (absent in the otherwise similar M. carolinianum females).

There are 9 records in the project database.

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A Myzinum obscurum in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/5/2019). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A female Myzinum obscurum in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/7/2014). Determined by Bob Biagi/BugGuide. Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A female Myzinum obscurum in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/21/2015). Determined by Bob Biagi/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A female Myzinum obscurum in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/17/2016). Determined by Bob Biagi/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A female Myzinum obscurum in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/17/2016). Determined by Bob Biagi/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A female Myzinum obscurum in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/27/2014). Determined by Bob Biagi/BugGuide. Photo by Don Watley. (MBP list)

A Myzinum obscurum in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/21/2019). Verified by Ken Wolgemuth/BugGuide. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Myzinum obscurum in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/6/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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