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Cotesia congregata

Cotesia congregata

A hornworm rears up when attacked by a parasitic Cotesia congregata wasp. The wasp injects not only her eggs, but a specialized virus that disables the caterpillar's immune system. Laboratory animals at the University of Illinois.

ParasitoidsBraconidaePolydnavirusSphingidae