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Enicospilus Wasp Look-a-Likes

Both Enicospilus wasps (Image 1) and crane flies (Image 2) can end up at porch lights. Enicospilus wasps parasitize caterpillars, while crane fly larvae feed on grass roots. Enicospilus wasps parasitize caterpillars, while crane fly larvae feed on grass roots.

Enicospilus wasp adult

Image 1. Distinguishing features of Enicospilus wasp adult.

Crane fly adult

Image 2. Distinguishing features of Crane fly adult.

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