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Prominent Moth Caterpillar

Prominent Moth Caterpillar
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
September 9, 2005
Are those the holes you mentioned?

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Prominent Moth Caterpillar - Schizura unicornis Braconid Cocoon Prominent Moth Caterpillar


If we understand Wagner correctly, Yes
The wasp larva bore out the side of the caterpillar, and in this case form pupal cocoons in a colony under the animal, rather than as individual cases on the sides as we see in Tomato Hornworms. The more time we spend on BugGuide, the more in awe of the complexity of nature we become!

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