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Ash sphinx parasitized by Braconid wasps Apparently this is an understudied family of wasps, so we're going to rear them out. Ash sphinx,Geotagged,Manduca jasminearum,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Ash sphinx parasitized by Braconid wasps

Apparently this is an understudied family of wasps, so we're going to rear them out.

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  1. Super cool! What all is involved with rearing? Posted 11 months ago
    1. Good question. I'll have to see if we can find a timeline for hatching. They made the cocoons last night. If it's a short duration, we'll probably just keep them in Tupperware. Posted 11 months ago
  2. Incredible, and so cool that you got them hatching! Posted 11 months ago
    1. We were just passing the cat around last night, and by morning these dudes were crawling out and spinning! A few of them haven't finished. Posted 11 months ago
    2. We were just passing the cat around last night, and by morning these dudes were crawling out and spinning! A few of them haven't finished. Posted 11 months ago
      1. Soooo cool!! Posted 11 months ago
  3. Someone on Mothing and Moth-Watching IDed the wasps as Apanteles sp. Posted 11 months ago

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''Manduca jasminearum'', the ash sphinx, is a member of the moth family Sphingidae. It ranges from east of the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean, being common in the northeast United States.

The wingspan is 84–105 mm. There are two generations per year with adults on wing from May to September. They nectar at flowers.

The larva of this species mainly feed on ash species , but have also been recorded feeding on ''Syringa'' and ''Ulmus'' species.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by FrannySopranny
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Uploaded Aug 22, 2019. Captured Aug 22, 2019 06:32 in 121 Stecker Mill Rd, Danville, PA 17821, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/11.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO100
  • 35mm