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Not Diptera, as it turns out - a Braconid mummym
sarahloving
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Posted on 22-11-2021 21:28
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A small, bristly pupa/puparium, one found attached to a leaf and other found loose on a leaf in a suburban garden in Oxford, UK, in late September. Approx. 7mm. Since then one has hatched a small parasitic wasp (probably a Braconid) but the other one hasn't hatched. I really have no idea what this is!
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Tony Irwin
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It's a mummified caterpillar skin, created by a braconid wasp, possibly an Aleiodes species
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sarahloving
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That is enormously helpful, Tony - thank you so much. I wouldn't have guessed. As it's not Diptera, should I remove the post, or just change the title? I'm not sure what the etiquette is.
 
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