Hemileuca eglanterina caterpillar with parasitic grub - Hemileuca eglanterina
Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, California, USA June 6, 2008 Size: 1 cm
Hemileuca eglanterina caterpillar with parasitic grub
I found four H. eglanterina caterpillars two weeks ago and was looking forward to shepherding them through the cocoon stage of their live but only have one live one left. They all have been acting to lethargic and it seem they should have spin cocoon last week. This morning I found the third one dead and next to it was this white grub which must have been eating the caterpillar form the inside out.
Contributed by Richard Wasson on 6 June, 2008 - 9:24am Last updated 19 July, 2008 - 8:25am
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