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Species Dinocampus coccinellae

Harmonia axyridis parasitized by Dinocampus coccinellae - Dinocampus coccinellae Coccinella septempunctata? - Dinocampus coccinellae Lady Beetle and Wasp - Dinocampus coccinellae - female Dinocampus coccinellae from coccinellid host - Dinocampus coccinellae - female wasp - Dinocampus coccinellae Dinocampus coccinellae Dinocampus coccinellae Braconid wasp - Euphorinae - Dinocampus coccinellae - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Euphorinae
Tribe Dinocampini
Genus Dinocampus
Species coccinellae (Dinocampus coccinellae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Perilitus coccinellae (Schrank) 1802
Range
It has worldwide distribution. Probably an introduced species.Naturespot. UK
Remarks
"It attacks ladybird beetle adults (and sometime late instar lavae). It lays its egg within the adult beetle, the egg develops into the first instar larvae where it waits within the beetle as they overwinter. About a month after it warms up, the wasp will emerge from the beetle as a larva, and spin a cocoon underneath the beetle's dead body. The aposomatic colors supposedly (very likely) protect the wasp larvae as it pupates." --Andy Boring

Probably an introduced species.

See Maria's comment on
Internet References
Dinocampus coccinellae. Parasitoid wasp threatens Scottish Seven Spot ladybird.