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Strepsiptera - twisted-wing parasite

Strepsiptera - twisted-wing parasite

Look closely at the abdomen of this Isodontia mexicanus wasp and you'll see strepsipteran parasites protruding from between the sclerites. Strepsiptera is an order of bizarrely reduced animals that live as parasites of other insects. Urbana, Illinois, USA.

SphecidaeParasitesStrepsipteratwisted wing parasite