Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Bombylidae Larva ....?
Posted by BobGaia on 12-11-2004 23:28
I found this parasite larva in some hymenoptera nest (thought to be some Delta unguiculatum one).
Bombyliidae larva....? what do you think about it ?
04/11/04 (7 mm)
07/11/04 (16 mm)
Found in France, Authon (17)
Edited by BobGaia on 13-11-2004 17:18
Posted by Paul Beuk on 15-11-2004 10:50
Welcome to the site and forum.
What I can see from the pictures, it does not look like a fly larva to me. My suggestion is that it maybe the larva of a chrysidid wasp. I have no literature available to check, but maybe you have.
Posted by BobGaia on 09-12-2004 22:37
Thank you for your answer, there are fair chances that it is indeed the
larva of a Chrysidae.
Here is what I found in another nest...
PS : Excuse me please for such a late answer but I have been struggling
with a bad computer problem
Edited by BobGaia on 09-12-2004 22:40
Posted by BobGaia on 15-05-2005 16:35
It is not a Chrysidae which appeared but......
According to cthirion, it is a Cryptinae, probably Stenarella domator (Scopoli)