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monarch parasitism - Danaus plexippus

monarch parasitism - Danaus plexippus
Newcomb, Essex County, New York, USA
September 1, 2009
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A visitor found this deceased monarch chrysalis in our garden. What parasitized it? There's no white string attached that is characteristic of tachinid fly parastism, but I can find no info on brachonid wasp parasitism. Any ideas?

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Such a clear, sharp, detailed image - one of the best parasitized pupa photos I've seen.

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know if this would help, but it might.

 
Thanks, but
Thanks, Roar, but unfortunately it didn't give me much more info than I already had. Most websites talk a fair bit about the flies, but very little about the wasps, other than they lay one egg, which can divide up to 5 times and produce up to 32 larvae. I'll keep looking though - appreciate the help!

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