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It doesn't matter how many times I see this, it always breaks my heart... A Arctiidae moth caterpillar parasitised by some kind of parasitic wasp.




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7 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 months ago

If it helps on the emotional level we could consider all the lovely wasps we might see as a result. And about being eaten alive from the inside I like to think they anesthetise like a leech does before it hooks in.. ? ☯ Sometimes I think it's our human condition that hurts most.. but love to you all.

Tukup
Tukup 2 months ago

I think the list will quickly get out of hand. Mine is alphabetized 😊

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 months ago

Please do it, Sukanya.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 months ago

With you on this one Sergio...may I contribute some names? :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 months ago

Thank you Tukup. It is not the death itself that makes me sad, it is the perspective of to be eaten alive... I wouldn't wish it to my worst enemy. Well, maybe to one or two... 3:)

Tukup
Tukup 2 months ago

I'm with you Sergio. Just a couple old softies 😊 Great photo none-the-less.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 months ago

You are an old softie Sergio. ♥

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Santa Catarina, Brazil

Lat: -26.26, Long: -49.35

Spotted on Dec 26, 2019
Submitted on Dec 27, 2019

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