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    • Strepsiptera
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    • Twisted-winged Insects
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Twisted-winged Insects Order Strepsiptera


June 26, 2015 01:30 PM MYT


Sessile twisted-wing parasite in a wasp's abdominal segment. The animal is really unclear in these images, but you can see the bulge clearly in the first picture, and (barely) the whole sticking-out-part in the second. Unfortunately, taking pictures of a very small part of a big, wriggling wasp in a reflective plastic bag with a clumsy macro lens is rather difficult.

The wasp's observation is .

I sometimes caught insects in net temporarily, and put the really really flighty and dangerous ones in a plastic bag for ease of picture-taking. They were released.

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August 8, 2012
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Description from Wikipedia

The Strepsiptera (translation: twisted wing, giving rise to the insects' common name, twisted-wing parasites) are an endopterygote order of insects with nine extant families making up about 600 species. The early-stage larvae and the short-lived adult males are non-sessile, but most of their lives are spent as endoparasites in other insects, such as bees, wasps, leafhoppers, silverfish, and cockroaches.

No range data available.