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.

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