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Parasitic wasp (female)

Pimpla rufipes

Description:

This wasp is parasitic laying its eggs by penetrating the soft bodies of caterpillars. Females are readily identified by the protruding egg tube.

Habitat:

Gardens

Notes:

This one was in search of host looking into many cracks and crevices for unguarded larvae.

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hg_williams3
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hg_williams3

Kirklees, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Sep 12, 2013
Submitted on Sep 12, 2013

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