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Braconid Wasp

Description:

Caterpillar parasitized by a wasp. The cocoons came off of the caterpillar easily. I kept the cocoons in a jar and put the caterpillar on a bush. Unfortunately the wasps emerged and died before I saw them two days later.

Habitat:

Field

1 Species ID Suggestions

Giant Leopard Moth
Hypercompe scribonia Giant leopard moth


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1 Comment

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

What you see on the caterpillar are actually cocoons from the wasp larvae. Still interesting! Neat find.

California, USA

Spotted on Jul 4, 2014
Submitted on Jul 4, 2014

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