These attractively patterned little cocoons seem to be a common sight no matter where I travel. Each one holds the pupa of a parasitic wasp. I’ll often find what’s left of a caterpillar host nearby. The ones I notice are usually suspended by a thread, as here. That’s not always the case though.
Subjects: Ants, Bees, Wasps and Relatives, Insects, and Wasps.
Places: Brazil, Minas Gerais, South America, Uberlandia, and Victorio Siquieroli Park.
Life Stages: Pupa.
Taxa: Class Insecta and Order Hymenoptera.
Colors: Black and White.