Gasteruption assectator

Gasteruption assectator

Gasteruption assectator wasp is a predator-inquiline that lay eggs inside the cells of solitary bees and wasps. Their alrvae are feeding on the food stores of the host and / or nest inhabitants.
The ovipositor is not used for drilling into wood, but is used just to remotely place the eggs into an existing nest or burrow.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderHymenoptera
FamilyGasteruptiidae
GenusGasteruption
SpeciesGasteruption assectator
Photographed in
Bulgaria