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Mimicry, Ichneumonid Wasp

 
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NikonUser



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: Mimicry, Ichneumonid Wasp Reply with quote




Ichneumonid wasp, a parasitoid, in the larval stage, of the caterpillars of lepidoptera.
Length, excluding antennae, 14.5mm
A black and yellow pattern is a standard aposematic combination in nature. Uncertain as to whether this insect is actually dangerous/unpalatable to potential predators (Mullerian Mimicry) or whether it is harmless and thus exhibiting Batesian Mimicry. Either way, it's a pretty insect.
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Harold Gough



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wing venation diagnostic of the family is beautifully shown in the first one.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A perfect specimen. Black & yellow is always a stunning combo. Is this specimen pinned or on a paper point and than you airbrush everything out?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beetleman wrote:
Is this specimen pinned or on a paper point and than you airbrush everything out?


Pinned, see HERE for technique.
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