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Parasitic wasp cocoon with anise swallowtail larvae host

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?

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Microgastrinae possibly…
This family of wasps attacks a wide variety of caterpillars. Interestingly, the images of wasps/cocoons on the website you referenced are that of Microgastrinae as well. If you rear it out, we should be able to confirm.

See reference here.

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