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Braconid wasp (Aleiodes indiscretus)
Aleiodes indiscretus wasp parasitizing a gypsy moth caterpillar.
Photograph by USDA photo by Scott Bauer. License: Public Domain. (view image details)
BRACONID WASP FACTSDescription
Aleiodes indiscretus is a Braconid wasp that is orange in colour. This parasitic wasp uses its ovipositor (egg laying tube) to pierce the host insect and lay an egg inside. The egg hatches and feeds on the host eventually killing it. The Braconid wasp larva then pupates and emerges as an adult wasp.