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Ichneumon ovipositing on Syrphid Egg? - female

Ichneumon ovipositing on Syrphid Egg? - Female
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
April 30, 2007
Size: approx 10mm
It looks to me like this wasp is laying an egg inside a syrphid egg...
I certainly could be wrong, though. It was on a floribunda rose bud.

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Ichneumon ovipositing on Syrphid Egg? - female Ichneumon ovipositing on Syrphid Egg? - female

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Diplazontinae are known to oviposit into eggs or early instar larvae. The adult emerges from the host puparium

Moved
Moved from Ichneumon Wasps.

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