Mating Harlequin Red Bug, Dindymus versicolor

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The Harlequin Red Bug Dindymus versicolor is a Hemipteran (true bug) in the Pyrrhocoridae family. It is also known as the cotton stainer bug and native to Tasmania and South-East Australia: South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Two red triangles … Continued

Parasitoid wasps 3: drilling with ovipositor that is 3 to 4 times its body length.

The parasitoid wasp Megarhyssa macrurus is used to illustrate how the extra-long ovipositor is being handled for drilling into hard wood. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) https://inaturalist.nz/observations/93025328     Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) https://inaturalist.nz/people/jdsommer    Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) https://inaturalist.nz/observations/6021633  … Continued

Parasitoid wasps 2: drilling wood with an ovipositor the length of its body

The parasitoid wasp Rhyssa persuasoria (Linnaeus), also known as the giant ichneumon wasp, is used to illustrate the process of drilling wood with its ovipositor. Photo 1. Rhyssa persuasoria  Boris Hrasovec, Faculty of Forestry, Bugwood.org    licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial … Continued