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Dinocampus coccinellae larva emerging from Coccinella septempunctata

Dinocampus coccinellae larva emerging from Coccinella septempunctata

While research on the ladybird-infecting fungus Hesperomyces virescens progresses, Helen Roy, Ph.D., has also become interested in another parasite of ladybirds (or lady beetles, in the U.S.), a wasp known by the scientific name of Dinocampus coccinellae. Here, a wasp larva emerges from a seven-spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata, or sevenspotted lady beetle), which is native to the U.K. (Photo credit: Rachael Hardie)

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