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Cluster of little cocoons? - Cotesia

Cluster of little cocoons? - Cotesia
Pennypack Restoration Trust, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 14, 2009
Size: + - 15mm
On Tradescantia leaf. I assume that these are cocoons, but I have no idea of what. It rained hard the night before and they seem to be wet.
Update: According to a National Geographic video some parasitic wasps induce the dying caterpillar host to spin a wrapping around the wasps cocoons instead of building its own cocoon. Another gruesome example of parasitic mind control. This explains the webbing around the little cocoons.
Southeastern PA

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Cluster of little cocoons? - Cotesia Cocoons. Lucky me! - Cotesia Cocoons. Lucky me! - Cotesia

Moved
Moved from Braconid Wasps.

Yes.
Cocoons of a braconid wasp species I suspect.

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