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More parasitic wasps - Cotesia congregata

More parasitic wasps - Cotesia congregata
Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 15, 2007
Size: About 3 mm.
I finally found a caterpillar with parasitic wasps emerging from the cocoons on a caterpillar of Manduca sexta. I even managed to video one of them in action, plus a very angry caterpillar trying to get rid of its parasites. See the video.
For more on this kind of caterpillar.
Southeastern PA.

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Nice video.
I heard cicadas in the background!:)

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