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Insects/Bugs/Bees/Butterflies - Braconid Wasp
Class:Insecta Order:Hymenoptera Family:Braconidae


Braconid Wasp, Atanycolus, species unknown. Atanycolus is a genus of parasitoid wasp. This means they spend a large portion of their lives attached to, and living off of a host. In this case, the wasp females lay their eggs in a caterpillar. As the larvae grow, they feed on the caterpillar host and then kill it when they are ready. I see these black and red wasps in July in August, generally resting on leaves. The females have absurdly long ovipositors.

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