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Photo#1930481
Braconidae, Cheloninae

Braconidae, Cheloninae
100 Acre Wood, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
June 20, 2020
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May 18, 2020: collected (again) more last-year stems of Evening primrose, Oenothera biennis, in an effort to rear Mompha eloisella and perhaps find a pupa in situ
June 20, 2020: some adult moths finally emerged so was going to put all stem cuttings out of doors but decided to have a last look. In this stem there was a parasitoid in a cocoon & in another section of the stem there was a round something.

Both were associated with the Mompha eloisella larva/pupa chambers.

June 23, 2020: wasp emerged, released

January 8, 2021: before tossing vials of unsuccessful rearings, a last look (which yields next to nothing). In this rearing the round something was no longer white but rather yellow. Cut it open to a dead wasp.

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Braconidae, Cheloninae Braconidae Braconidae