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Question of the Week: Braconid Wasp

Last week the question was:  What are the white things on this strawberry leaf? These are braconid wasp pupae.  Braconid wasps are beneficial insects that we love to see in our fields and gardens, though they are mostly so small … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Parasitoid

Last week the question was:  What is going on in this microscope photo? There is a tiny parasitic wasp ovipositing an egg in this squash bug egg.  This is a difficult thing to witness just because of the wasp’s size … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Parasitic Wasp

Last week the question was:  What happened to this tobacco hornworm? This hornworm has fallen victim to Braconid wasps.  The white things on its back are pupae of the parasitic wasps.  Eggs were oviposited onto the back of the hornworm just under the … Continue reading

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