Ichneumon Wasp (Anomalon sp.)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Ichneumon Wasp (Anomalon sp.)

Tiny that is the bud of partridge pea. Apparently these wasps are difficult to identify down to species. A. ejuncidum is the only species listed by The University of Florida’s Natural Area Teaching Laboratory

Parasites of the larva of Coleoptera (beetles), Lepidoptera (butterfly/moth)

Learn: http://natl.ifas.ufl.edu/biota/ichneumon_wasps.php

Shown on Florida Native Plant: PARTRIDGE PEA (Chamaecrista fasciculata)

My take: https://floridawildlifegardentails.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/balance-in-the-garden-ichneumon-parasitic-wasp/

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