Parasitic wasp cocoon with anise swallowtail larvae host
Talmadge, San Diego County, California, USA May 23, 2015
A week after bringing this anise swallowtail caterpillar indoors to raise, I discovered this disturbing scene. I learned from berkeleyswallowtails.com that it was the cocoon of a parasitic wasp. The caterpillar appeared to still be alive because it moved slightly. I wonder if anyone knows what kind of wasp it is?
Contributed by micaelarall on 24 May, 2015 - 3:25pm Last updated 29 September, 2015 - 8:29pm
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