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John La Salle

John La Salle

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John La Salle Spider wasp
Spider wasp commented on by John La Salle Serra, ES, Brazil3 years ago

This is a spider wasp (Pompilidae) with a spider. She seems to have chewed off most of the spider's legs (not unusual), and will now drag it off to a burrow somewhere to lay her egg on. The egg will hatch and the larva will consume the spider.

John La Salle Syrphidae pupae and parasitoid wasp
Syrphidae pupae and parasitoid wasp commented on by John La Salle Serra, ES, Brazil3 years ago

I think this is an Encyrtidae

John La Salle Parasitoid  wasp and mud dauber
Parasitoid wasp and mud dauber commented on by John La Salle ES, Brazil3 years ago

Hi Sckel

There are a couple of references to Brachymeria sp. (in one case B. villosa) parasitising Trypoxylon sp. - and in Brazil!

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=s...

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=s...

In case the links don't come through - just google "Peruquetti Brachymeria Trypoxylon"

Hope you are well - sorry I haven't been very active for a while.

John

John La Salle Lacewing Egg & Parasitic Wasp
Lacewing Egg & Parasitic Wasp commented on by John La Salle Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India3 years ago

Such a small wasp that it is hard to tell, but I am thinking it is in the family Scelionidae. There are scelionids that are known to attack the stalked lacewing eggs.

John La Salle wasp
wasp commented on by John La Salle SP, Brazil3 years ago

Ichneumonidae

John La Salle Wasp
Wasp commented on by John La Salle SP, Brazil3 years ago

Ichneumonidae.

John La Salle Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by John La Salle Mountain View, California, USA3 years ago

It is nice to note the small parasitic wasp (probably in the family Scelionidae) on the egg mass.

John La Salle Tiny Braconid Wasps
Tiny Braconid Wasps commented on by John La Salle Chiapas, Mexico3 years ago

Hi Lauren
Braconidae: Microgastrinae
I can't tell you a genus - there are some "big ones" like Cotesia and Apanteles, but I have no idea how to tell them apart.

John La Salle Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by John La Salle Lat: 40.74 Lon: -95.043 years ago

Robber fly - Asilidae
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asilidae

John La Salle Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by John La Salle Uttarakhand, India3 years ago

Some kind of sawfly.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawfly

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