:: View topic - Parasitic wasp on end-of-the-year aphids
 Forum Index
An online community devoted to the practices of photomacrography and amateur microscopy..
 
New! Photomacrography2.net
 
This site is no longer available for posting or registering new members.
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch     UsergroupsUsergroups   
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Parasitic wasp on end-of-the-year aphids

 
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.     Forum Index -> Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
rjlittlefield



Joined: 06 May 2005
Posts: 727
Location: Richland, WA, USA

PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:42 pm    Post subject: Parasitic wasp on end-of-the-year aphids Reply with quote

Last week, I posted out some pictures of "End-of-the-year aphids".

Those pics included some strange-looking skins with holes, that were probably the leftovers of parasitic wasps.

Today, I think I have one of the responsible wasps.

This little wasp was very persistent and methodical about checking out aphids. I actually snapped about 50 shots before I got too tired to hold still. I was hoping to see it attempt egg laying, but no such luck -- all I saw was antenna tapping. But that was pretty cool!

Great thanks here are due to my mother, whom I think I will christen "Grandma EagleEyes" for spotting this wasp while picking the rapidly ripening seedpods for next year. And of course to Charlie Krebs, who let me know what to look for.

Technical data are same as last time. This image is about 1/3 x 2/3 frame.

--Rik
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
mowse



Joined: 22 Jul 2005
Posts: 128
Location: Redmond, WA

PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Braconid wasp, Cotesia glomerata i think.

http://www.drmcbug.com/parasitic.htm
http://bugguide.net/index.php?q=search&keys=Braconid
_________________
http://www.digivill.net/~mowse/photography
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
rjlittlefield



Joined: 06 May 2005
Posts: 727
Location: Richland, WA, USA

PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Braconid seems right, but Cotesia glomerata seems a bit of a long shot. Both http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/mbcn/kyf303.html and http://www.dpw.wageningen-ur.nl/ento/english/research-projects/Smid/research%20projects%20Smid.htm list that one as attacking Pierid butterflies like the cabbage whites.

More likely something like Aphidius, as at http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/mbcn/kyf502.html and http://www.ipmofalaska.com/files/aphidius.html.

(Interesting that those last two sites have the same picture, but at vastly different quality!)

--Rik
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
S. Alden
Site Admin


Joined: 29 Apr 2004
Posts: 2780
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the Administator's Monthly Selection. This is a grand image and deserving of the award. Applause
_________________
Sue Alden
Administrator
Repost of my images are welcome
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
rjlittlefield



Joined: 06 May 2005
Posts: 727
Location: Richland, WA, USA

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:29 pm    Post subject: Wow -- I got selected for Administrators' Appreciation ! Reply with quote

Wow -- I got selected for Administrator's Appreciation! Thanks Exclamation Very Happy

For viewers' info, the wasp picture was part 2 of a series. Part 1 was here: http://www.photomacrography1.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3643 .

--Rik

Edit: to fix link.


Last edited by rjlittlefield on Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:34 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Ken Ramos
Site Admin


Joined: 04 May 2004
Posts: 4809
Location: Western North Carolina

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on your being selected Rik, well deserved and a great set of images. Very nice work! Applause Applause
_________________
Site Admin.
Kenneth Ramos
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Kens Microscopy
Reposts of my images within the galleries are welcome, as are constructive critical critiques.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gunn



Joined: 04 Jan 2005
Posts: 393
Location: Adelaide/KL

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats rik. admin has exercised its discretion with much propriety.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.     Forum Index -> Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2.0.6 © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group