Saturday, 30 April 2011

Campoplex sp.

Another parasitoid, this one emerging in a container full of teasel heads collected from the Knaresborough bypass.

I am assuming that the host was a larva of the tortricid moth Endothenia gentianaeana as these seem to occupy most of the teasels here.


  1. thank goodness they are only a few mm,seriously equipped insects!lovely macro shot,well done!

  2. Thanks Graham, I wish I had the time and means to be able to identify these!