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Braconid wasp cocoons

Braconid wasp cocoons

This inchworm (Lepidotera: Geometridae) carries the cocoons of four parasitic wasps that have emerged after feeding on the insect from within. For an attack by a parasitoid wasp, this load is relatively light and the caterpillar might survive. Urbana, Illinois, USA.

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