fg-taxon #98 (Calodexia sp.)

This is a really interesting group of species – all very similar in general body shape and with a curious ovipositor that appears to emerge vertically, under the abdomen.

EDIT (Monty Wood 26/9/2010): These are all Calodexia spp. – parasitoids of cockroaches. Monty recalls seeing army ants drivingĀ invertebratesĀ ahead of them and Calodexia swarming and leaping on cockroaches as they emerge from cover.

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