Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, USA June 14, 2009 Size: 3 mm
This Hemileuca eglanterina caterpillar was collected along with others and placed in a cage a week ago. At that time it showed no singe of being infected with a parasite. Yesterday while changing the Manzanita food plant, I saw these small cocoons protruding from its body. This must be some type of Braconidae or Ichneumonidae. I will keep the caterpillar isolated and hatch out the small cocoons to identify the parasitoid. Does anyone have an idea of what might emerge from these little cocoons?
Contributed by Richard Wasson on 15 June, 2009 - 10:28am Last updated 1 December, 2014 - 1:15pm
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