Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hey, that's not what you're supposed to be

When I blogged about finding some insect eggs, I guessed that the spiky ones were from a soldier bug. At the time I found them, I made a note that there was a parasitoid wasp sitting on the leaf near the eggs.

Well today I found one of the eggs had hatched, and what had emerged? A little wasp, of course.
I wonder how many of the eggs were parasitized? I guess I will have to wait and see.

If anyone is able to determine an ID from these photos, I'd be thrilled. They remind me of the little nasonia wasps we propagated in my high school biology class.

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