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Tiger moth - Exorista

Tiger moth - Exorista
St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
February 20, 2007
Several days after the caterpillar made a cocoon, it chewed a hole in it.
Two days after that, it turned into a carcass with four maggots.
I believe the maggots made the caterpillar chew the hole in the cocoon so they would not be trapped inside as adults.
Unfortunately, I accidentally deleted the in between images for this series, which were the best part.

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Tiger moth Tiger moth - Exorista Fly - Exorista Fly - Exorista - female Fly - Exorista Fly - Exorista Fly - Exorista

Moved from Exorista.

Moved from Exoristinae.

Moved from Tiger Moths.

Moved from Tachinidae.

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