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Macrosiagon limbata (Female) The males of this species have incredible antennae:<br />
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Fun fact: Females lay eggs on flowers frequented by bees. The first instar larva climbs on a bee and hitchhikes to the bee&#039;s nest where it behaves as a parasitoid! The following instars feed on the bee larvae, pollen, and nectar stored in the nest.<br />
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Habitat: Rural garden Geotagged,Macrosiagon,Macrosiagon limbata,Summer,United States,beetle Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Macrosiagon limbata (Female)

The males of this species have incredible antennae:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/405629/bgimage

Fun fact: Females lay eggs on flowers frequented by bees. The first instar larva climbs on a bee and hitchhikes to the bee's nest where it behaves as a parasitoid! The following instars feed on the bee larvae, pollen, and nectar stored in the nest.

Habitat: Rural garden

    comments (7)

  1. Nice! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks! Posted one month ago
  2. Beautiful species! i am envious!

    And yay for another cool parasitoid!
    Posted one month ago
    1. Wouldn't it be so cool to find a larva on a bee!? Posted one month ago
      1. YESSS! Oh my gosh! I'm going to have to start scouting insects/flowers! :O Posted one month ago
  3. Gorgeous beetle Christine.
    Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks Paul :) Posted one month ago

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''Macrosiagon limbata'' is a species of wedge-shaped beetle in the family Ripiphoridae. It is found in Central America, North America, and South America.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Aug 5, 2020. Captured Aug 2, 2020 08:59 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm