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Photo#94311
Parasitized caterpillar

Parasitized caterpillar
Divide, Teller County, Colorado, USA
July 1, 1995
Size: 1 inch + or -
This parasitized caterpillar was found at the 9200ft elevation, aspen, spruce forest in the foothills of Pikes Peak, Colorado. We believe it has Braconid wasp larvae spinning silken cocoon in which to pupate. Any ideas of the caterpillar or wasp identity will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Moved

Moved

Moved
Moved from Wasps.

Braconidae most likely.
This is pretty classic behavior for braconids, but I can't rule out ichneumons. Maybe someone else can.

 
Parasitized caterpillar
While you're at it, do you have any idea about the caterpillar identity? I think so too with regard to the Braconid wasp.

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