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Bristly Rose Slug (pair)

Cladius difformis

Description:

Small wasps, black with yellow legs as shown. Males have mildly pectinate ("comb-like") antennae, while females have normal antennae. Female is on top and to the right in the images shown here.

Habitat:

Found on a rose plant in a friend's garden in Redondo Beach.

Notes:

The larvae of this stingless wasp feed on foliage of roses, and are often considered pests.

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Redondo Beach, California, USA

Lat: 33.86, Long: -118.38

Spotted on May 16, 2011
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013

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