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Ichneumons from lymantriid cocoon - Iseropus coelebs

Ichneumons from lymantriid cocoon - Iseropus coelebs
Pelham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
March 25, 2005
This photo shows elongate, brown ichneumon cocoons within a lymantriid cocoon (probably Orgyia) that was attached to a witch hazel leaf. I collected them and took them back to Vermont with me, where they eclosed a few weeks later over a period of several days. I have many more images of these wasps--not better quality, but from every conceivable angle--so please let me know if another view would be helpful. (I may even still have a specimen, come to think of it...)

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Moved
Moved from Ephialtini.

Moved
Moved from Pimplini.

Moved
Moved from Ichneumon Wasps.

Pimplini…
Shares characteristics including a depressed abdomen, an upcurved ovipositor, and a slender polished look. A diverse group, this tribe consists mainly of parasitoids of Lepidoptera.

See reference here.