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Cotesia wasp cocoons

Cotesia wasp cocoons

Cocoons of the parasitoid wasp Cotesia line the back of a tomato hornworm. The caterpillar is still alive, though sluggish. Urbana, Illinois, USA

CotesiaBraconidaeManducaTomato hornwormSphingidaeparasitoidscocoonsparasitic waspsHymenopteraparasitoid waspscocooncaterpillardeath