Pteromalus puparum (parasitoid)

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Pteromalus puparum (parasitoid) (Linnaeus, 1758)

This wasp is a widely distributed gregarious pupal endoparasitoid. It uses many hosts but prefers Pieridae (e.g. Pieris rapae) and related butterflies.