Banded Caterpillar Parasite Wasp
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This Ichneumon Wasp has black body with white spots. The legs are orange and the antenna are black with a broad white band. Females have a long ovipositor (egg laying tube) that is longer than the body. The male does not have an ovipositor.
body length 15mm
The female lays an egg in a caterpillar. When the egg hatches the wasp larva feeds on the caterpillar.
|Common Name:||Banded Caterpillar Parasite Wasp|