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Eumorpha pandorus caterpillar parasitized by Cotesia congregata - Eumorpha pandorus

Eumorpha pandorus caterpillar parasitized by Cotesia congregata - Eumorpha pandorus
Cornell Campus, Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
September 1, 2015
Found on Virginia creeper.

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Eumorpha pandorus caterpillar parasitized by Cotesia congregata - Eumorpha pandorus Cotesia congregata parasitizing Eumorpha pandorus caterpillar - Cotesia congregata Cotesia congregata

thanks!
Moved this image to the E. pandorus page and added another image of the cocoons and moved that one to the C. congregata page. I'm going to try and rear out the wasps, how long do you think they will take to emerge?

Moved from ID Request.

 
Cycle...
Probably about a week or so. The development time is largely dependent on temperature.

Host/Parasitoid…
The caterpillar is a Pandora Sphinx, and yes, this particular species is attacked by Cotesia congregata.

See reference here and here.

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