Short-tailed Ichneumon Wasp (Ophion sp.)

The Short-tailed Ichneumon Wasp (Ophion Sp.) is a species of wasp in the family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumon Wasps), subfamily Ophioninae. They are solitary wasps. The adults feed on nectar while the larvae are parasites of caterpillars. The female parasitize caterpillars. Generally one egg is laid per caterpillars. Caterpillar usually dies during pupal stage. They are important natural biological control agent.

Short-tailed Ichneumon Wasp - Ophion Sp.

2 comments:

Nature Rambles said...

Brilliant captures! I don't I've seen them here but I'll keep my eyes open.

birdy said...

Thanks for the appreciation. Hopefully you will see a lot of them around you this summer. Waiting for you captures.

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