Celebrated Insect For 2017

Spotted Ichneumon

The start of the new year is a time to celebrate little known animals including insects. German speleologists chose the spotted ichneumon, a large parasitoid wasp, as its insect of the year. This parasitoid hunts prey in the warm months of the year, but does not tolerate the cold German winters. It seeks shelter in warm places such as caves where it is frequently seen in the winter. Caves are an important habitat for many species that depend on access for survival. This…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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