I saw these tiny wasps on my native bee nesting
tubes in Taylorsville, Utah and knew it couldn't be
good. These are parasitic wasps. ©Carol Davis
This wasp is ovipositing into the sealed bee tube.
The eggs she deposited will end up killing the
bee larva already forming inside. You can see
long thin tube piercing the leaf plug. You
more about this process at SARE.
© Carol Davis 9-14-2020
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