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Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth (parasitized)

Darapsa myron


A wasp has injected eggs into this Sphinx caterpillar. As they grow, the cocoons can be seen outside of the caterpillar. They end-up eating its host.

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Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth (parasitized)
Darapsa myron Species Darapsa myron - Virginia Creeper Sphinx - Hodges#7885 - BugGuide.Net

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ForestDragon 4 years ago

You're welcome!

doreen.chambers.14 4 years ago

Thanks ForestDragon!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Wow. Poor caterpillar, but lucky wasps.

Vermont, USA

Spotted on Oct 2, 2017
Submitted on Oct 2, 2017

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