Parasitic solitary wasps


Image Credit: Vengolis

Parasitic solitary wasps (Sphecidae: Chlorion, Larra) ectoparasites of herbivores – These two unrelated genera lay their eggs on the bodies of only temporarily paralyzed grasshopper hosts; after the eggs hatch the parasitic larva remains on the outside feeding until the grasshopper dies and then it enters to finish it off.

Chlorion Lara

Two unrelated ectoparasites of herbivores, Chlorion (left) and Larra (Right).