Yellow Chalcid Wasp Lepidoptera Parasitoid

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Yellow Chalcid Wasp - Lepidoptera Parasitoid

Yellow Chalcid wasps parasitize moth and butterfly chrysalids / pupae. These are large chalcid wasps that lay eggs in soft pupae. They are the size of a small house fly. The wasp larvae develop inside the pupa, emerging as adult wasps.
We found more of these chalcid wasps in Cloudless Sulphur butterfly pupae.


yellow chalcid wasp
Yellow Chalcid Wasp
yellow chalcid wasp
Yellow Chalcid Wasp
yellow chalcid wasp
Yellow Chalcid Wasp
yellow chalcid wasp
Milkweed Assassin eats Chalcid