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Rhyssa persuasoria

By soeystad
This insect finds a larva of another insect inside the tree. It lays an egg inside the larva. The offspring then has fresh meat when it hatches.

Tags: Insects Wildlife Nature Macro Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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21 Dec 2007 6:48PM
Cracking macro work

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Rodmac 10 17 Scotland
21 Dec 2007 7:14PM
Very nicely taken and well spotted.

KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
21 Dec 2007 8:15PM
What a brilliant study. Although I've seen Ichneumon Wasps, I have never seen the female laying! You've caught it perfectly!
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2007 11:16PM
Wonderful macro, didn't think it was cute even before I read the info
22 Dec 2007 11:02AM
Thank you for your comments. Marry Christmas to everybody!

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