Thursday, May 03, 2007

Waved Light Fly

Waved Light Fly (Pyrgota undata)

It may look like a wasp, but it isn't. It's a fly -- a good fly. Its larvae are internal parasites of adult Scarab beetle (like June bugs). The female waved light fly lays a single egg in each beetle. The larva that hatches consumes the beetle from the inside out, killing it within two weeks.

See also:
BugGuide Post
BugGuide Info