Hymenoptera: Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies - Alex Wild Photography
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Cotesia larvae spinning cocoons

Cotesia larvae spinning cocoons

Having emerged from their dying host caterpillar, parasitic Cotesia larvae spin silken cocoons to protect themselves as they mature into adult wasps. Urbana, Illinois, USA.

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