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Parasitized Caterpillar - Condica mobilis

Parasitized Caterpillar - Condica mobilis
Shell Mound, Cockroach Bay, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
November 22, 2014
Hard to know where to put this. I see some similar postings in the Braconids but the caterpillar seems like a good place to start.
The caterpillar is still alive and Karen Anthonisen Finch has caged it to hatch out the pupae.
Found on Spanish Needles.
Looking for ID's of both, if possible. I'll update with images of the adults when they emerge.

EDIT ADDED 11/30/14: 75 wasps hatched today, and Karen Finch took a photo of one which I've added to the set. The ruler marks are eighths of an inch.

Images of this individual: tag all
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Moved

Microgastrinae…
A load of these cocoons on this unfortunate parasitized caterpillar.

See reference here.

 
Thanks Ross...
...for both the ID and the link. I figured Braconid of some sort since I've photographed their compadres on Tomato Hornworm cats. Amazing how many larvae one caterpillar can support.

Here's something similar
that feeds on Spanish Needles

 
And it was shot...
...just up the road a piece 40 minutes away.
Thanks for the link.

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