Another Cool Bug to Watch For

Sometimes to find a cool bug you have to look at another.  Case in point:


This is a planthopper, probably Acanalonia conica.  It’s pretty cool itself.  But there is another critter I would like to find that is sometimes associated with this critter.  It is an external parasite that lives on planthoppers.  Not such a rare thing, you say?  Lots of flies and wasps have larva that are parasites.

Only it is not a fly.  Nor a wasp.  It is a moth.

Not recorded from Iowa yet, at least not on bugguide.

Just another critter to look for.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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1 Response to Another Cool Bug to Watch For

  1. theresagreen says:

    Another beautiful image that shows the amount of detail found on the even the tiniest of creatures. I love its eyes.

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