Friday, 12 October 2012

Dolichogenidea breviventris


Dolichogenidea breviventris (Ratzeburg) (= Apantales mesoxanthus (Ruschka)) is a known parasitoid of Coleophora serratella and I found three examples in July and August 2012 emerging from serratella cases found on birch in Baildon and Esholt, West Yorkshire, VC64.
The middle photograph shows the female.

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