Category Archives: Parasitoid

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Birch Leaf Miner

As a lapsed horticulturist, I am well aware of the leaf miners and the damage they can do to trees. I see the symptoms of them often on my nature wanderings or when working in the […]

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Callaspidia sp., parasitoid wasp.

Another gallery update, this time from 2010. This story of this unique sequence of photographs can be found at Parasitoid, Predator and Prey. All the photos were taken with an Tamron 90mm macro lens, mounted on […]

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Bristle Fly?

The flies in the Family Tachinidae could very well take the common name of ‘Bristle Fly’, due to the many stiff hairs that cover the abdomen of many species. My dismal April Fool’s post was indeed a Tachinid […]

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Ed Yong on suicidal crickets, zombie roaches and other parasites

An excellent presentation on mind control by parasites, a TedTalk by Ed Yong of the blog Not exactly Rocket Science: Related articles In case you missed it: Day 4 of TED2014

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Bugs with Ale

Just a small change of pace…I fancy bugs with a pint tonight. ◊ Awesome parasite! Earlier we saw Pavel Krásenský’s photographs of mating Strepsiptera, now you can see Sean McCann‘s video of a male Strepsiptera emerging from a wasp. […]

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Milking the Cutworm – Final Video.

No Week on Sunday tomorrow, just this video to end the saga of the poor cutworm that I have been exploiting over several blog posts. If you don’t like the video, you can still dance […]

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Cutworm with Parasitoids – Emergence Timelapse

Continuing with the saga of the parasitoid-infested cutworm (See Intro and First Timlapse for more) I had no idea when – or even, if – these parasitoids would emerge, so I had to trust that the cameras would […]

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Cutworm with Parasitoids – First timelapse results

For the history of this cutworm, please see Cutworm with Parasitoids – Intro. The movement of hundreds of parasitoid larvae within the cutworm were slight, and barely noticeable to the naked eye. Under magnification – […]

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