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Photo#1326137
Unknown Parasite - Olixon banksii

Unknown Parasite - Olixon banksii
Galena Gateway Park, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
August 1, 2016
This was found on what is probably an Allonemobius cricket (this specimen had decayed, the ID is based on there being many of these in the sample). Collected in a pitfall trap from a restored prairie where numerous adults of this wasp have been found.

Out of around a hundred crickets collected, this was the only one with a parasite. The exuviae of the first three instars were connected at the base, creating an interesting Russian dolls appearance.

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