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Gasteruption jaculator
Gasteruption jaculator


Gasteruption jaculator
Gasteruption jaculator (synonym Foenus jaculator) is a species belonging to the genus Gasteruption, in the order Hymenoptera, the suborder Apocrita, the superfamily Evanioidea,the family Gasteruptiidae, and the subfamily Gasteruptiinae. Gasteruption jaculator are relatively common and widespread in Central Europe. This speciesis non endangered.
Gasteruption jaculator
Gasteruption jaculator
Adult Gasteruption jaculator reach body lengths of 10 - 18 mm. The base colour of the body is black. Parts of the body are red in colour. The abdomen is larger at the posterior end. A striking feature of the Gasteruption jaculator is the upright position of the abdomen in flight. In resting position, the abdomen is pulled in a slight downward or upward curve. The wings are then folded along its length. The femurs of Gasteruption jaculator are thick at the end like clubs.
Gasteruption jaculator - Side view
Gasteruption jaculator - Side view
Gasteruption jaculator are active during the day from May to September, and are found in a variety of habitats, including forest edges, shrubbery, hedgerows, meadows, gardens and natural parks. It is particularly fond of the parsley family, where it feeds on pollen, nectar or honeydew.
After mating, the fertilized females lay their eggs in the nests of different bee and waspspecies, for example Heriades truncorum and Ancistrocerustrifasciatus. Occasionally, oviposition takes place in butterfly cocoons, as observed in the case of the small tortoiseshell (Nymphalis urticae). Usually one egg is placed in each nest. Egg-laying often takes place in the nests of solitary bees of the genera Hylaeus and Osmia. A few days later the larvae hatch from their eggs. Firstly they eat the eggs or larvae of the host animals and later on any food supplies found there.

Gasteruption jaculator
German namesGichtwespe
French namesGastéruption à javelot, Porteur de javelot
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain (England (English Midlands (East Midlands (Leicestershire)), South England (Southeast England (Surrey county))))), Ireland), Germany, Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland)), West Europe (Austria, Benelux (Netherlands)), South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sicily, Sardinia), North Italy, South Italy), Iberian Peninsula (Spain)), Southeast Europe (Greece), Central Europe (Czech Republic (Moravia, Bohemia))
Asia
Far East (East Asia (Japan))


Fossils: Paleozoic,
Devonian,

CountriesAustria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Links and ReferencesGasteruption jaculator in faunaeur.org
Gasteruption jaculator in dyntaxa.se
Gasteruption jaculator in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
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Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Gasteruption jaculator
2. Gasteruption jaculator
3. Gasteruption jaculator - Side view
Quick search: Gasteruption - Jaculator - Family - Gasteruptiidae - Red - Larvae
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderHymenoptera
Wasps, Bees, Ants, Sawflies, Ants and wasps
SuborderApocrita
True wasps, Bees, Ants, Narrow-waisted hymenopterans, Parasitic wasps, Wasps
InfraorderParasitica
Parasitoid wasps, Parasitic Apocrita, Parasitic wasps
SuperfamilyEvanioidea
Parasitic Wasps, Parasitic hymenoptera, Aulacids, Ensigns, Gasteruptiids, Evanioid wasps
FamilyGasteruptiidae
Gasteruptiids, Gasteruptid wasps, Carrot Wasps, Gasteruptiid wasps
SubfamilyGasteruptiinae
GenusGasteruption
Speciesjaculator
Gasteruption jaculator
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Foenus granulithorax
Foenus obliteratus
Foenus rugidorsus
Gasteruption granulithorax
Gasteruption thomsoni
Ichneumon jaculator
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Keywords
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