Ichneumonidae

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Ichneumon
Pimplinae sp.

 

 

The wasps of the Ichneumonidae family are solitary insects, and most are parasites - the larvae feeding on or in another insect. These wasps mainly target the larvae of butterflies and moths, although some species are also parasites of sawfly and beetle larvae. There are some 80,000 species world wide, 2,000 of which are recorded in the UK. In size they range from very small to very large.

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