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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

Voters: Coleslaw, lonely_oryx, thetriguy and 10 more


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Comments


lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
21 Dec 2007 6:48PM
Cracking macro work

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21 Dec 2007 7:14PM
Very nicely taken and well spotted.

Rod
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 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 Plus
8 40 66 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2007 11:16PM
Wonderful macro, didn't think it was cute even before I read the info
Tim
22 Dec 2007 11:02AM
Thank you for your comments. Marry Christmas to everybody!
Steinar

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