Bathyplectes anurus (parasitoid)

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Bathyplectes anurus (click on image to enlarge it)
Authors: CNC/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics
Source: BOLD Systems

Bathyplectes anurus (parasitoid) (Thomson, 1887)

This wasp is a solitary larval endoparasitoid of the alfalfa weevil (Hypera postica) which has been introduced from Europe into North America. The cocoon of this species has a narrow, raised middle band and jumps if disturbed.