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Parasitism of a Tobacco Hornworm

This tobacco hornworm has been parasitized by a wasp. The wasp laid its eggs inside the caterpillar. Now, the wasp larvae have emerged from the caterpillar and spun cocoons on its back. Soon, the adult wasps will emerge from the cocoons and repeat the cycle.

TAGS: Caterpillar, Illinois, United States

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Champaign, Illinois, United States of America
Member since 2016
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© Brenda Rezk.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2016
Total Views: 59
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 22, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON
Camera Model: COOLPIX L830
Focal Length: 23.4mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f4.8
ISO: ISO125
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