Nasonia vitripennis
 Pteromalid wasp, a parasitoid of filth flies

Photography by Max E. Badgley (1922-2006)

Nasonia vitripennis, larva on housefly pupa.
Photo © Max E. Badgley, published with permission from the Max E. Badgley Estate, with special thanks to the University of California, Riverside, who kindly supplied this image from the UCR Chalcidoidea database collection.

Nasonia species sting and lay eggs in the pupae of filth flies. Three species that are closely related are N. vitripennis (distributed worldwide), N. longicornis (native to the western U.S.), and N. giraulti (native to the eastern U.S.)

Badgley Photography Index

* TERMITE ENCOUNTERS  *  SNAKE ENCOUNTERS SNAKE BITE FIRST AID * SNAKE EXCLUSION * SPIDER ENCOUNTERS FOR 2008 SPIDER ENCOUNTERS FOR 2007 * SPIDER BITE FIRST AID * SPIDER EXTERMINATION * PUSS CATERPILLAR ENCOUNTERS * PUSS CATERPILLAR FIRST AID * PUSS CATERPILLAR EXTERMINATIONAssembled & Edited by Jerry Cates . Questions? Corrections? Comments? BUG ME RIGHT NOW! ---- Ph: 512-331-1111 ---- E-Mail ---- Privacy ----BugsInTheNews * --0a0s--