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Megastigmus aculeatus - Darker Not at all as abundant as last year - we only saw a few in early season (june-ish) and today two more, but on a different rose bush than the others. Uploading these as one was clearly darker and hence a bit more like M. rosae.<br />
Here is today&#039;s paler one:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/119998/megastigmus_aculeatus.html" title="Megastigmus aculeatus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/119998_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1667433610&Signature=4jeaZ60d7aTjiWer3961B7dAv7Q%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Megastigmus aculeatus Not at all as abundant as last year - we only saw a few in early season (june-ish) and today two more, but on a different rose bush than the others. Uploading these as one was clearly darker and hence a bit more like M. rosae.<br />
Here is today&#039;s darker one:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/119997/megastigmus_aculeatus_-_darker.html<br />
  Chalcid wasp,Chalcidoidea,Jane&#039;s garden,Megastigmus,Megastigmus aculeatus,Rosa rugosa,Torymidae,nl: Rimpelroos,nl: Rozenzaadwesp" /></a></figure><br />
  Chalcid wasp,Chalcidoidea,Jane's garden,Megastigmus,Megastigmus aculeatus,Rosa rugosa,Torymidae,nl: Rimpelroos,nl: Rozenzaadwesp Click/tap to enlarge

Megastigmus aculeatus - Darker

Not at all as abundant as last year - we only saw a few in early season (june-ish) and today two more, but on a different rose bush than the others. Uploading these as one was clearly darker and hence a bit more like M. rosae.
Here is today's paler one:

Megastigmus aculeatus Not at all as abundant as last year - we only saw a few in early season (june-ish) and today two more, but on a different rose bush than the others. Uploading these as one was clearly darker and hence a bit more like M. rosae.<br />
Here is today's darker one:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/119997/megastigmus_aculeatus_-_darker.html<br />
  Chalcid wasp,Chalcidoidea,Jane's garden,Megastigmus,Megastigmus aculeatus,Rosa rugosa,Torymidae,nl: Rimpelroos,nl: Rozenzaadwesp

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  1. Wow. A great capture Posted one year ago

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Megastigmus aculeatus is a Chalcid wasp (Chalcidoidea) of the family Torymidae. The female deposits her eggs in Rose hips and the larvae feed on the seeds inside.

Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Aug 8, 2021.