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Ichneumon from promethea moth cocoon - Gambrus amoenus - male

Ichneumon from promethea moth cocoon - Gambrus amoenus - Male
Maine, USA
June 3, 2005
One of several ichneumons (of the same species) that emerged from a promethea moth cocoon on 6/3/2005 (kept indoors). I'm confident this one is a male because there were others with substantial ovipositors.

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Charley, do you have any images of the females that emerged to confirm that this is indeed a male Gambrus? Just checking - thanx.

 
One already submitted...

If that one doesn't clinch it, let me know what you need to see, and I'll see if I've got any shots that show it.

 
That's what I needed...
Would it be helpful to link these images since they came from the same group of cocoons, or is it best to keep them separated?

If keeping them separate, it might be useful to at least mention that the "female" that emerged can be found "here". That would work fine. I think you see where I'm going with this. Just trying to prevent confusion and questions.

Thinking about it some more, I guess if it can be determined (hopefully by an expert) that males and females emerged from a common group of cocoons, then it seems reasonable that the images can be linked since they are the same species. That being said, if different species emerge from a common group of cocoons, then manual links (e.g. See other species HERE) can be added to at least direct the viewer to these other species. You have your hand in a lot of this, so that is why your opinion is important here.

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