Four New Wasp Species Identified in China

Main report: Four New Wasp Species Identified in China
(Live Science)
Other Reporting: Yibada.com
Scientific Paper: Zookeys    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Gasteruption bicoloratum, Gasteruption huangshii, Gasteruption pannuceum , Gasteruption shengi
Species named for: Latin word "pannuceus," meaning wrinkled.
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The newfound species are parasitoid wasps which lays eggs inside bee nests.  The emerging larvae feed on bee eggs and larvae, and the food reserves of the nest. The young wasps pupate in their hosts’ nests and emerge as adults in spring.

G. pannuceum

G. pannuceum

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