Four-toothed Mason Wasp (Monobia quadridens)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Four-toothed Mason Wasp (Monobia quadridens)

This parasitoid wasp gal was zero-ing in on Gulf Fritillary Butterfly larvae (Agraulis vanillae) on the caterpillar host plant passionflower (Passiflora spp.) in order to paralyze the caterpillar as the food source for her own larvae.

Learn: http://www.fnanaturesearch.org/index.php?option=com_naturesearch&task=view&id=271

###

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: