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Insect Parasitoids

Insect Parasitoids are parasitic insects that kill the insects they feed on. Most parasitoids are either wasps or flies, but a few are parasitic beetles, lacewings and even caterpillars. Click on the thumbnails below to find out more about these killer parasites.

Flies

More info on flies

Trichopoda FilesCylindromyia Fly

Wasps

More info on wasps

Cotesia waspsDigger waspsTrichogramma waspsVelvet antsSpider waspsHyperparasitoidsEnicospilus waspsCampoletis wasps