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(Allantus scrophulariae)

Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Ichneumonidae
Genus: Allantus
Species: scrophulariae

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On Oct 16, 2008, bonitin from Gent,
Belgium (Zone 8a) wrote:

Its old name was Tenthredo scrophulariae, but according to Wikipedia that has been changed to Allantus scrophulariae.
Its larva looks very much like a caterpillar. They feed on plants of the Scrophulariaceae family. The larva is vegetarian but the adult wasp hunts on other small insects.

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