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Standing on frostweed

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Insect on Frostweed Leaf 5871

I don’t know what insect this is, though it appears to be an Ichneumonoid wasp of some kind, and a female one at that, given the long ovipositor trailing behind it. What I do know is that the leaf is from a frostweed plant, Verbesina virginica, and that I took this picture on October 30, 2013, in an undeveloped lot on Jollyville Rd. in my northwest Austin neighborhood.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 26, 2014 at 6:07 AM

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