Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Bombylidae Larva ....?

Posted by BobGaia on 12-11-2004 23:28
#1

Hello,

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)
img48.exs.cx/img48/3201/L3.jpg

07/11/04 (16 mm)
img128.exs.cx/img128/4774/Parasite2.jpg

today
img13.exs.cx/img13/6271/Parasite5.jpg

Stigmata...?
img119.exs.cx/img119/5549/Parasite3.jpg

Found in France, Authon (17)

More....
http://www.insect....php?t=902

Thanks ;)

Edited by BobGaia on 13-11-2004 17:18

Posted by Paul Beuk on 15-11-2004 10:50
#2

Hello Bob,

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
#3

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...
img95.exs.cx/img95/2557/8716.jpg

PS : Excuse me please for such a late answer but I have been struggling
with a bad computer problem

BG

Edited by BobGaia on 09-12-2004 22:40

Posted by BobGaia on 15-05-2005 16:35
#4

hello,

It is not a Chrysidae which appeared but......


According to cthirion, it is a Cryptinae, probably Stenarella domator (Scopoli)

img195.echo.cx/img195/7278/460filtered4cj.th.jpg

Thanks....;)