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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

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Eggs of tachinids throughout the guide

There are several tachinid eggs in Tachinidae immature stages, parasitized hosts, & metamorphosis but there are many more scattered through many pages of Coreidae and a few other families; there are even some on caterpillars. It is time to group them together; it is possible that a few are not tachinids and I will be happy to remove them. If you know of any other images that I missed, please, let me know so I can add them.

Eggs on Heteroptera (True Bugs)


Coreidae
Coreidae


Acanthocephala declivis


Acanthocephala femorata


Acanthocephala terminalis

(Known parasites of Acanthocephala: Trichopoda pennipes, lanipes, plumipes)


Anasa


Anasa armigera

(Known parasite of Anasa: Trichopoda pennipes)

Anasa tristis


Euthochtha galeator

(Known parasite of Euthochtha: Trichopoda pennipes)

Leptoglossus


Leptoglossus ashmeadi


Leptoglossus corculus


Leptoglossus occidentalis


Leptoglossus oppositus


Leptoglossus phyllopus


Leptoglossus zonatus

(Known parasites of Leptoglossus: Trichopoda pennipes, plumipes)

Piezogaster



Largidae

Largus

(Known parasite of Largus: Trichopoda pennipes)


Pentatomidae
(Known parasites of some Pentatomidae, including Euschistus, Mormidea, Nezara and/or Oebalus: Cilindromyia armata and Euthera tentatrix)

Brochymena


Perhaps this tachinid fly is trying to lay an egg on the nymph


Brochymena arborea


Brochymena chelonoides


Holcostethus limbolarius


Mecidea major


Mormidea lugens


Oebalus pugnax


Podisus maculiventris

(Known parasite of Podisus: Hemyda aurata)

Thyanta


Thyanta pallidovirens

(Known parasite of Thyanta: Trichopoda pennipes)


Reduviidae

Arilus cristatus


Pselliopus barberi


Zelus cervicalis


Zelus luridus



Rhopalidae (Scentless Plant Bugs)

Boisea rubrolineata



Scutelleridae

Pachycorinae



Eggs on Lepidoptera Caterpillars




Erebidae
Orgyia vetusta

(Known parasite of Erebidae: Juriniopsis)


Lasiocampidae
Malacosoma californicum (Western Tent Caterpillar)


Malacosoma disstria (Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth)

(Known parasite of Malacosoma spp.: Archytas apicifer, Archytas aterrimus, Archytas lateralis and Archytas spp.)


Limacodidae
Euclea delphinii (Spiny Oak-Slug Moth)


Lithacodes fasciola (Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth)



Lycaenidae
Euphilotes battoides allyni (El Segundo Blue)



Noctuidae
Cuculia


Cuculia convexipennis (Brown Hooded Owlet)

Oviposition

Cuculia florea


Cuculia intermedia (Dusky Hooded Owlet)


Orthosia hibisci (Speckled Green Fruitworm Moth)


Schinia rivulosa (Ragweed Flower Moth)


Spodoptera


Spodoptera latifascia (Velvet Armyworm Moth)


Trichordestra legitima (Striped Garden Caterpillar Moth)



Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Datana integerrima (Walnut Caterpillar Moth)


Schizura ipomoeae (Morning-glory Prominent)


Schizura unicornis (Unicorm Caterpillar Moth)


Symmerista canicosta (Red-humped Oakworm)



Saturniidae
Citheronia regalis

(Known parasites of Citheronia: Belvosia, Lespesia Winthemia)

Hemileuca eglanterina (Elegant Sheep Moth)
(larva)

Hyalophora cecropia (Cecropia Moth)



Sphingidae
Eumorpha achemon (Achemon Sphinx)


Sphinx drupiferarum (Wild Cherry Sphinx)


and perhaps



Eggs on Coleoptera, beetles

Chrysomelidae
Leptinotarsa


Scarabeidae
Popillia japonica

Istocheta aldrichi was introduced to combat Japanese beetles


Other beetles


and perhaps a weevil


Eggs on Hymenoptera (sawflies)

Cimbex americana (Elm Sawfly)



Eggs on Orthoptera (grasshopper)
(on Green-striped Grasshopper)


Eggs on Phasmida (walkingstick)



Could this be a tachinid egg?
on a Syrphid puparium
References
A host-parasite catalog of North American Tachinidae (Diptera). By Paul Henri Arnaud, United States. Science and Education Administration, California Academy of Sciences

More Tachinid eggs?
I took this photo recently, and Ken thinks they might be Tachinid eggs.
If this might be the case I'd look at the other photos to see if I had better shots of just the eggs, and could post them where ever you'd like.

Scott

 
This photo
will be frassed soon, it was sent there on Oct 25th, unless someone needs it.

Another caterpillar

We were trying to figure out where to put this one, since it has both tachinid eggs and braconid cocoons, but I'll move it to Braconidae now that this page exists.

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