Prairie Pest Monitoring Network (PPMN)
Insect of the Week (July 3) – Aphidius parasitoid wasp
Posted: 04 Jul 2017 08:32 AM PDT
This week’s Insect of the Week is the Aphidius parasitoid wasp. Their hosts include over 40 species of aphids. Egg to adult development occurs inside the host. New adults chew a hole in the mummified aphid to exit and immediately search for new aphid hosts.
For more information on the Aphidius parasitoid wasp, see our Insect of the Week page.