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wiliwili allies, Pteromalidae wasps

 On our recent survey on April 11th, we discovered that some seeds were filled with tiny bugs whom appeared dead when the seeds were cut open.  These were actually cocoons of Pteromalidae wasp, as identified by  Ross Hill contributor to http://www.bugguide.net,  a parasitic wasp that preys on the larvae of Bruchid  beetles that infect the seeds.

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