sawfly - Cladius difformis
Lacey, Thurston County, Washington, USA
July 16, 2020
I'm confused. My rose bush is being decimated (see leaf damage on later pic). I find a couple tiny green moth caterpillars on one of the leave, so I figure I'll raise the larva and see what kind of moth. Simple enough, right? I raise the two moths only to have one hatch and it's some sort of ?wasp? OK, I tell myself. One of the caterpillars had a parasitic wasp in it. A couple days latter...another copy of the parasitic wasp! I take a closer looks at the cocoons--they're in tact, with a way out, and there's no lifeless larva husk that the parasitic wasp aliened out of. Are there hymenoptera with caterpillar looking larvae?
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