Celebrated Insect For 2017

Spotted Ichneumon

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 large beautiful wasp is the 2017 poster image for cave dwellers

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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