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Yelicones nigromarginatus At a 365 + 395nm UV light setup at a mixed forest edge. Not sure what is going on this year, but I&#039;m getting so many rare insects at my lights. <br />
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This genus is in the Subfamily Rogadinae (the Mummy Wasps). These wasps are larval koinobiont endoparasitoids that (according to BugGuide):<br />
&quot;Attack and kill various species of leaf-feeding caterpillars; hosts include many important forest pests, such as the gypsy moth, eastern tent caterpillar, forest tent caterpillar, fall webworm, tussock moths, dagger moths, prominents, cutworms, and loopers&quot;....<br />
Also:<br />
&quot;Larvae mummify the host when they finish feeding on it and kill it, and pupate inside the mummy.&quot;<br />
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This genus is in the Subfamily Rogadinae (the Mummy Wasps). These wasps are larval koinobiont endoparasitoids that (according to BugGuide):<br />
&quot;Attack and kill various species of leaf-feeding caterpillars; hosts include many important forest pests, such as the gypsy moth, eastern tent caterpillar, forest tent caterpillar, fall webworm, tussock moths, dagger moths, prominents, cutworms, and loopers&quot;....<br />
Also:<br />
&quot;Larvae mummify the host when they finish feeding on it and kill it, and pupate inside the mummy.&quot;<br />
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Yelicones nigromarginatus

At a 365 + 395nm UV light setup at a mixed forest edge. Not sure what is going on this year, but I'm getting so many rare insects at my lights.

This genus is in the Subfamily Rogadinae (the Mummy Wasps). These wasps are larval koinobiont endoparasitoids that (according to BugGuide):
"Attack and kill various species of leaf-feeding caterpillars; hosts include many important forest pests, such as the gypsy moth, eastern tent caterpillar, forest tent caterpillar, fall webworm, tussock moths, dagger moths, prominents, cutworms, and loopers"....
Also:
"Larvae mummify the host when they finish feeding on it and kill it, and pupate inside the mummy."

Yelicones nigromarginatus At a 365 + 395nm UV light setup at a mixed forest edge. Not sure what is going on this year, but I'm getting so many rare insects at my lights. This genus is in the Subfamily Rogadinae (the Mummy Wasps).<br />
<br />
This genus is in the Subfamily Rogadinae (the Mummy Wasps). These wasps are larval koinobiont endoparasitoids that (according to BugGuide):<br />
"Attack and kill various species of leaf-feeding caterpillars; hosts include many important forest pests, such as the gypsy moth, eastern tent caterpillar, forest tent caterpillar, fall webworm, tussock moths, dagger moths, prominents, cutworms, and loopers"....<br />
Also:<br />
"Larvae mummify the host when they finish feeding on it and kill it, and pupate inside the mummy."<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/117862/yelicones_nigromarginatus.html Geotagged,Summer,United States,Yelicones nigromarginatus

    comments (3)

  1. This is such an awesome spotting!! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thank you, Twinsie! I'm still super excited about it! Posted 3 months ago
  2. It sure looks a lot friendlier than its behavior suggests. Posted 3 months ago

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A species of wasp in the Braconidae. This genus is in the Subfamily Rogadinae (the Mummy Wasps).

Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jul 6, 2021. Captured Jul 6, 2021 05:59 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/22.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO2000
  • 100mm