Dinocampus coccinellae at Hartslock

Dinocampus coccinellae at Hartslock
Last weekend, on a quick (and rather cold) trip to Hartslock, I discovered a 7-spot ladybird that had been attacked by Dinocampus coccinellae, a parasitic wasp. The wasp lives inside the ladybird eating its non-vital organs  until it is ready to pupate. Then the wasp larva cuts the nerves to the ladybirds legs so that it ...

Hartslock – 12th July 2009

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Red-necked footman moth at Hartslock 2

Red-necked footman moth at Hartslock
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