Tag Archives: Parasitism

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Pavel Krásenský Photographs Mating Strepsiptera

This is one of an amazing sequence photographed by Pavel Krásensky … Strepsiptera or Twisted-wing parasites are a bizarre internal parasites of bees and wasps. Their life-cycle begins similar to the oil beetles (Meloidae). From NC State […]

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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 – 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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Conopid Capture Capture

  Deep in the foliage at the back of the garden border I glimpsed a distorted pattern on one of the leaves. Looking closer I saw that it was a Conopid fly (probably Physocephala furcillata) […]

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To Bee or Not to Bee…on CBC

(sigh…Shakespeare rolls over in his grave…again) Tonight, on the Nature of Things, To Bee or Not To Bee, a documentary about the world wide decline in bees: Our story begins in 2006, when Pennsylvania beekeeper […]

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