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Caterpillar with Parasitic Wasp's Cocoons

Caterpillar with Parasitic Wasp's Cocoons
A. D. Barnes Park, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
December 29, 2010
Size: cat about 1 in.
Found this poor caterpillar full of Braconid Wasp's cocoons. I think Microgastrine and the cat may be some sort of Noctuidae (at least in shape it reminds me a bit of Copper underwing cat). Can either Wasp or Cat be IDed? Second pic is close up of the larva emerging from the top rear of cat and I think it is beginning to make it's cocoon.

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I agree with Microgastrinae for the cocoons
The faint longitudinal ribbing is suggestive of Microplitis. A shot showing the front of the caterpillar would help to ID it; I agree with some sort of noctuid, for what it's worth.

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