Thursday, 25 April 2013

Diadegma from Luffia ferchaultella

This female Diadegma emerged from a Luffia ferchaultella case collected at Hollins Hall, Baildon, VC64 in August 2012.
I am still waiting to find out whether this is Diadegma naryciae.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Lysibia nanus (Gravenhorst, 1829)

Lysibia nanus (Gravenhorst, 1829) is a  common pseudo-hyperparasitoid of Cotesia glomerata.
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.