This week, I opened the container. And several tiny wasps have burrowed their way out.
|The larvae as they were a month ago.|
|Another one of the galls, this week, with exit holes.|
|And one of the newly-emerged wasps, Diastrophus kincaidii. About 2.5 mm long.|
|Another one, bent over, showing off her wings.|
|Wasp # 3. Wasps have that tiny waist; it seems strange that it can support the weight of the heavy abdomen.|
I just checked again. There were three galls, all on the small side. And now there are a dozen new wasps, freshly emerged. I left the lid off; I don't know where they'll go, since I have no thimbleberry canes nearby. Maybe they'll find an alternate host in the raspberries.