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Lycaenid caterpillar with ant and tachinid egg - Strymon melinus

Lycaenid caterpillar with ant and tachinid egg - Strymon melinus
Horse Hill Nature Reserve, Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
August 26, 2020
Probably Strymon melinus.
Found on the ground at the base of a lichen covered boulder at the edge of some mixed woods bordering a strip of scrub maintained for bike paths and a power line. A variety of herbaceous plants and grasses grow in the area.
In addition to the ant attendant, at it's anterior end there was what was probably a tachinid fly's egg clued to it.
Here's a clearer shot of the ant-tendant and the egg:

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