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cocoon - Hyposoter

cocoon - Hyposoter
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
June 10, 2009
I found this cocoon on a wild parsnip leaf on June 10. I took the leaf and cocoon and placed them in a plastic jar to see what would happen. There also seems to be remains of a caterpillar to the right of the cocoon.

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Moved from Campopleginae.

Moved from Pimplinae. The pimpline is evidently a hyperparasitoid of the campoplegine that parasitized the caterpillar and made this cocoon. Here is a mesochorine ichneumonid hyperparasitoid that emerged from a similar cocoon:


Joyce's similar image is here
along with the link to Campopleginae. You'll need someone else to tell you if that is what these are.

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