Saturday, 11 May 2013
I suspect this solitary endoparasitoid to be one of the Lissonotinae (Banchinae) which usually attack young lepidopterous larvae but don't kill the host until it is fully grown.
It may well belong to the genus Glypta (Glyptini) which attack partially concealed larvae of various small lepidoptera, especially tortricids. I wonder if it is Glypta gracilis which has been described previously from this host.
Unfortunately the parasitoid died before it reached the adult stage.
Monday, 6 May 2013
Thursday, 25 April 2013
I am still waiting to find out whether this is Diadegma naryciae.
Monday, 22 April 2013
I have also reared one this year from Cotesia melanoscela. which is a bit unusual from a solitary Cotesia but the male is completely distinctive from its genital claspers. The broken areolet on the forewing is also a characteristic.