Pinellas County, Florida, USA September 29, 2009 Size: .5 inch-ish
I put this guy in a small cup along with some oak leaves last night to let him pupate so I could photograph him as an adult and...... WOW!!! Something parasitized him!!! The cup was covered with aluminium foil with TINY (and I mean tiny. 1mm wide by 3 to 4mm long) knife slits in it.....so.... what could have possibly gotten in with him to lay eggs - THEN pulled a houdini and got back out!!?? I guess another option is that these parasites were already inside the cat and have emerged to pupate???? Do parasites do that??? I guess now that I've typed this out that seems to be the logical scenario. The cat does seem slimmer now that I look again. Is that right?? Something like an ichneumen? (sp?)
Another day of learning something new.
Thanks for your help.
Contributed by Matt Edmonds on 30 September, 2009 - 1:49pm Last updated 21 September, 2011 - 11:12am
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