Ichneumon Wasp (Trogomorpha trogiformis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Ichneumon Wasp (Trogomorpha trogiformis)

Quite colorful. “Twitchy”…always moving. parasitoid wasp of Lepidoptera: Florida Natural Area Teaching Lab database lists skippers as example of host.

possibly controls Urbanus spp. {source: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0042932/00001 pg. 31}

Larval host: Skipper butterflies.

Shown on Florida Native Plant: BLACKBERRY (Rubus sp.)


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