The insect world is full of unusual and complex behaviors. Here, we focus mainly on the natural history of insect parasitoids, how they find hosts, lay eggs, and avoid the immune system of their host. 


Student researchers

Tori Benefield - Natural History and Species Diversity of Rhopalosomatid Wasps at Cypress Grove Nature Park

Madeline Smith - Biocidal Effects of Phymata Venom on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis

A rare ectoparasitoid wasp of the family Rhopalosomatidae on its cricket host. 

A rare ectoparasitoid wasp of the family Rhopalosomatidae on its cricket host.