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 Braconid wasp (Aleiodes indiscretus)




Braconid wasp | Aleiodes indiscretus photo
Aleiodes indiscretus wasp parasitizing a gypsy moth caterpillar.

Photograph by USDA photo by Scott Bauer. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)

BRACONID WASP FACTS

Description
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.

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Braconidae
Genus:Aleiodes
Species:indiscretus
Common Name:Braconid wasp