Saturday, February 27, 2010

Parasitic Yellowjackets?!

Just found out about these and I can't believe it either.

What Bugguide says on them shocked me:

A parasite of D. arenaria and D. norvegicoides and thus has no worker caste. The workers of the 2 host species rear the larvae of the parasite.

Sweet Merlin.....I want more details on this! I'll keep looking. In the mean time enjoy the rest of the info and TONS of pics.


I'd like to see one in person someday....... The one in the photo is Dolichovespula adulterina

1 comment:

Greenie said...

Don't let problems with pest control ruin your home.