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Logy Bay, Northeast Avalon, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
July 3, 2006
Size: 18mm Fully Stretched
There is something white on it's back just above the last set of black legs. I wonder if this is some sort of parasite. I've included this close-up of that object but it's kind of fuzzy since it is only about 0.2mm in length.

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Caterpillar? Caterpillar? Caterpillar? Caterpillar? Caterpillar?

Definitely a parasite. Some day we'll know more about all the numerous parasites and parasitoids that attack caterpillars. I managed to raise a few parasitic Hymenoptera and they can be quite interesting.

Moved from Pyraloidea.


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