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Chalcid Wasp


What emerges grows wings but isn't a butterfly or moth.

Chalcid wasps are considered friends to gardeners and farmers. They kill chrysalis of cabbage loopers as well as other garden pest moths and butterflies.

Chalcid wasp on a White Peacock chrysalis.
Chalcid wasp on a White Peacock chrysalis.
Chalcid wasp just emerged from a Buckeye chrysalis.
A swallowtail chrysalis shell and emerging hole for wasps, contents eaten by chalcid wasp larvae.
Two good White Peacock chrysalises and a vial of chalcid wasps which emerged from other White Peacock chrysalises.
Microscope view of a Viceroy chrysalis shell an emerging hole of chalcid wasps. Note the spiracle (breathing hole) on the left side of the photo.
Empty White Peacock chrysalis shell
and chalcid wasp emerging hole.
Empty Zebra Longwing chrysalis shell and chalcid wasp emerging hole.
Tachnid Fly and Chalcid Wasps
side by side for size compairson.