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Chalcid wasp Seladerma simplex on aquilegia #2 | by Lord V
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Chalcid wasp Seladerma simplex on aquilegia #2

Chalcid wasp Seladerma simplex on aquilegia. I checked in the afternoon and found several of the wasps ovipositing on the seed pods presumably into larvae of the fly Phytomyza krygeri Hering. The end of a long story that started about 10 years ago when I saw mating bundles of these chalcid wasps on aquilegia flowers.

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Taken on June 2, 2018