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Parasitic wasp cocoon

Description:

Subfamily: Campopleginae Parasitic wasp cocoon.

Habitat:

Under leaf in a small bush. Savanna/forest habitat.

Notes:

Campopleginae are koinobiont endoparasitoids mainly of Lepidoptera and Symphyta but also of Coleoptera Raphidiidae There are 65 genera and this is one of the most commonly encountered subfamilies. Many of the genera are poorly defined and difficult to identify.They are small slender black insects with a compressed abdomen and the clypeus is confluent with the rest of the face.

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6 Comments

Tiz
Tiz 10 years ago

That is a great contribution Stho! Thank you!!

stho002
stho002 10 years ago

You can narrow it down a little to subfamily Campopleginae

Tiz
Tiz 10 years ago

That is a great start Kel and Eric. I just read that it is a huge family with more than 100,000 species. Wow! Thank you both!

BugEric
BugEric 10 years ago

I agree, cocoon of an ichneumon wasp.

Sckel
Sckel 10 years ago

My dream to find an Ichneumon cocoon. : (

Sckel
Sckel 10 years ago

Ichneumonidae wasp cocoon

Tiz
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Tiz

Lubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Apr 6, 2014
Submitted on May 17, 2014

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