Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#327389
Rhopalosomatidae, 5th instar larva

Rhopalosomatidae, 5th instar larva
Ames, Story County, Iowa, USA
August 31, 2009
Size: 2+ mm
As per Volker Lohrman: only the fifth larva leaves the host.
This is the 5th instar larva after it molted and left the cricket host.

Images of this individual: tag all
Rhopalosomatidae parasitoid larva & cricket Rhopalosomatidae parasitoid & cricket Rhopalosomatidae larva, 4th instar Rhopalosomatidae larva, 4th instar Rhopalosomatidae larval exoskeleton & dead cricket Rhopalosomatidae larval exoskeleton & dead cricket Rhopalosomatidae, 5th instar larva