Barycnemis blediator

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Barycnemis blediator
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Ichneumonidae
Genus: Barycnemis
Species: B. blediator
Binomial name
Barycnemis blediator
(Aubert, 1970)

Barycnemis blediator is a small parasitic wasp. It lays its eggs in the larvae of the salt marsh rove beetle, Bledius spectabilis, which shows unusual behaviour for an insect in that it actively protects its young from the wasp.[1]


  1. ^ Wyatt, T D; Foster, W A (1989). "Parental Care in the Subsocial Intertidal Beetle, Bledius spectabilis, in Relation to Parasitism by the Ichneumonid Wasp, Barycnemis blediator". Behaviour. 110 (1–4): 76–92. doi:10.1163/156853989x00394.