Dinocampus coccinellae

Dinocampus coccinellae

Observation - Dinocampus coccinellae - UK and Ireland. Description: parasitised 7 spot ladbird (Coccinella septempunctata) located on Common Gorse (Ulex europaeus). Pupal case clearly visible together with host. Dinocampus coccinellae emerged from pupal case after a period of 13 days. Once free from the pupal case the lad

parasitised 7 spot ladbird (Coccinella septempunctata) located on Common Gorse (Ulex europaeus). Pupal case clearly visible together with host. Dinocampus coccinellae emerged from pupal case after a period of 13 days. Once free from the pupal case the ladybird became active and walked off.