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Image Number K10910-1

This parasitic wasp (about 2 millimeters long), Colpoclypeus florus, attempts to sting a larva of the oblique-banded leafroller. The wasp's stinger (protruding from its abdomen) injects a toxin that causes the leafroller to spin extra-thick webbing around itself.

Photo by Stephen Ausmus.



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Last Modified: 5/23/2006
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