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Parasitic wasp

Observed: 14th August 2011 By: babu1
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Gall with wasps

Two animals on diplolepis rosae. Not clear, but left is one seems to be metalic greenish with red on abdomen. Both have a very long ovipositor.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Parasitoids of the rose bedeguar gall

An excellent book was written by Simon Randolph 'The Natural History of the Rose Bedeguar Gall and its insect community' which describes the biology of this gall wasp and its parasitoids, with colour photos of the parasitoids, including Torymus bedeguaris. Published by the British Plant Gall Society