Thursday, 7 August 2014
Ichneumon wasp probing an Achillia flower for caterpillars in a Surrey garden.
An Ichneumon wasp probing an Achillia flower for caterpillars in a Surrey garden
this evening. Its antennae were waving around above the flower perhaps to detect
a caterpillar below. Many times it stabbed into the flower with its ovipositor as it
crawled over the flowerhead. Pictures were taken with a Panasonic DMC-FZ8.
Sussex Wildlife Trust has a succinct piece on these insects at
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