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"Parasitized" Caterpillar

Habitat:

wooded area

Notes:

Here an undetermined caterpillar is shown with the cocoons of parasitic wasps ( I guess some Microgastrine Braconid Wasp) In the second detail pic, I believe you can see one of the wasp larva freshly emerged from the caterpillar beginning to construct the cocoon.

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3 Comments

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 7 years ago

Update 1/21/15 - I believe the caterpillar is a Condica albigera
http://bugguide.net/node/view/712385

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

I second Ismael!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

Great find!

LivanEscudero
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LivanEscudero

Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 30, 2010
Submitted on Jan 4, 2012

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