Genus Cotesia

Cotesia glomerata (Cabbage White Butterfly Parasite)


Pending ID – Cotesia

#1. Cotesia sp.
Early to Mid January 2014
Mount Wellington
The parasitised anthelid caterpillar (last pic) was collected from the field. Several dozen wasps emerged over two days. Body lengths less than 3mm. Note that the Ichneumon wasp, Isdromas can hyperparasitise the Cotesia pupa, so Isdromas may emerge from these cocoons.  Not in this case.

Late January 2023
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