Laelius pedatus (parasitoid)

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Laelius pedatus (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Tom Murray
Source: BugGuide

Laelius pedatus (parasitoid) (Say, 1836)

This wasp is a semi-gregarious ectoparasitoid of Dermestidae larvae like species of the genus Trogoderma. The clutch size appears to depend on the size of the host larva and ranges from 1-6. The life cycle can be completed in about 4 weeks. The adults are 2-3 mm long.

For a review see Amante et al. (2017).