National Geographic : 1937 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE .. .. 5.... f " © National Geographic Society Painting by Hashime Murayama WASPS, BEES, AND NEAR RELATIONS BUZZ ABOUT CHOKECHERRY BLOSSOMS There are thousands of kinds of small parasitic wasplike insects. Because they prey upon crop destroying insects, they are valuable farmers' allies. Those under the glass are enlarged five times, others are life size. (1) and (12) Leaf-cutter bees (11 gachi/e la/iinaus); (2) a parasitic Chalcid-fly (.S'pilochalcis flavof ic/a); (3) a small Leaf-cutter (Jtfeachile brevis); (4) a Braconid (lr/'aco// Iaema lodes); (5) Cardiochiles libia/or; (6) a parasite of other parasites, I'eri/aripus liyaliunrs; (7) and (10) a " Sweat-bee" (Ha ict/s stu//us), Plate I, fig. 4; (8) Blracolzn honreal/nsis; (9) Euphioruspa//i/es, and (11) a Honeybee, fi/s ine//ifera. Opposite plate, upper, enlarged five times; lower, two and a half.