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spiny oak slug caterpillar with wasp eggs

Euclea delphinii

Description:

It is a small caterpillar similar to the genus parasa.This caterpillar has parasitic wasp eggs that were before small and turned big and were about to turn into wasps.

Habitat:

urban

Notes:

The caterpillar eventually died.

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3 Comments

ornithoptera80
ornithoptera80 a week ago

Thanks,at first i thought it was shedding or turning into a cocoon but then this came out.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a week ago

Wow that's quite a sight. I guess the stinging spines didn't help. ;-)

ornithoptera80
ornithoptera80 a month ago

I meant that they were digging their way through the body and eating the insect alive!!!

ornithoptera80
Spotted by
ornithoptera80

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Lat: 32.82, Long: -97.30

Spotted on Aug 20, 2018
Submitted on Aug 11, 2019

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