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8008839 - Ceratomia undulosa

8008839 - Ceratomia undulosa
Starved rock SP, Illinois, USA
August 28, 2008
Size: ~2"

Parasitic wasps
Can you submit a close up of the cocoons and place it under Parasitica?
A link to this image, the host, would be helpful.

Moved from Sphinx Moths. The cocoons belong to a braconid, Cotesia congregata (or a closely related species that has yet to be split from the species that parasitizes Manduca).

Thanks for the suggested Brac
Thanks for the suggested Braconid species.
would this be the species that hatched out of Manduca quimquemaculata?
See my BG #7014937, at

Ceratomia undulosa
This is a Waved Sphinx - feeding on ash with a black spotted rather squarish anal plate. These are the most common ash feeders here in Massachusetts.

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