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Hypercompe scribonia caterpillar with parasitic wasp larvae spinning cocoons.

Hypercompe scribonia caterpillar with parasitic wasp larvae spinning cocoons.
Brooksville, Hernando County, Florida, USA
February 5, 2013
I found this caterpillar in the woods. I put it in a bug aquarium and the next day it was covered with larvae spinning cocoons. When I removed it from the container the webs were displaced to the side revealing the larva yet to spin.

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Microgastrinae…
Some Cotesia species produce this type of cottony mass that contains multiple cocoons. It's roughly another week or two before the wasps will emerge.

See reference here.

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