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Manduca sexta and parasite wasp cocoon

Manduca sexta and parasite wasp cocoon
Snellville, Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA
August 28, 2011
Size: 2 inches
Found this tobacco hornworm on my tomato plant. The wasps just came out and the build the cocoons. I peeled it open and found a larvae inside. I took some close up pictures of the caterpilliar and the parasites. They can be viewed on on my microscope blog:
http://practical-microscopy.blogspot.com/2011/08/tobacco-hornworm-manduca-sexta-and.html

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Moved
Moved from Carolina Sphinx.

Cotesia…
The parasitoids that develop will likely be those of Cotesia congregata, a braconid wasp specialist that often attacks this moth species.

See reference here.

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