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Argidae, larva - Sphacophilus apios

Argidae, larva - Sphacophilus apios
Talmage Hill WA, Union County, Iowa, USA
July 8, 2014
July 4, 2014: several cocoons collected by M. Leoschke on Scurfy Pea, Psoralidium batesi, 1 larva in with cocoons
July 12, 2014: 1 adult sawfly emerged. We were pretty excited thinking there would be a lot more adults emerging but there were no more. I still have the cocoons in a cool location, just in case.
Identification by D.R. Smith. Specimens examined and deposited in USNM.
Batch rearing. With Questions: Parasitoid:

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Argidae, larva - Sphacophilus apios Argidae, 3 cocoons - Sphacophilus apios Argidae, cocoonsX - Sphacophilus apios Argidae, emerged adult - Sphacophilus apios - female Argidae, head & thorax - Sphacophilus apios - female Argidae, ovipositor - Sphacophilus apios - female Argidae, dorsal - Sphacophilus apios - female


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