Economic importance: Parasitoid and predator.
1. This ant-like parasitoid is a light brown dryinid wasp. The female is wingless and has a pair of pincher-like front claws for grasping prey. The male is winged.
Biology and ecology
2. A female dryinid wasp lives for 6 to 7 days. It can eat 2 to 4 hoppers a day. Likewise, it can also parasitize 4 to 6 hosts a day.
3. It lays one or two eggs inside the hopper host and egg incubation is 1-2 days. During larval development, it feeds on the host’s body fluid.