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Any ideas - Dinocampus coccinellae

Any ideas - Dinocampus coccinellae
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
May 14, 2008
Size: 10 mm
as to what might be being nibbled on? Frassable

I'm not an expert,
but I suspect the "nibbler" is Dinocampus coccinellae, and the ladybug, now deceased, was the "nibblee."


Dinocampus coccinellae vs Coccinella septempunctata
Dinocampus coccinella is widespread worldwide, and it is non specific. However it seems to have a predilection for the 7-spot ladybirds (Coccinella septempunctata), which is the present victim. Here is a link for the Wasp Life Cycle.
Very nice picture, congratulations.
For more excellent pictures see this Dutch site.

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