Chrysalis infected with parasitic larvae

Chrysalis infected with parasitic larvae

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Caption: Chrysalis infected with parasitic larvae. Chrysalis of the small tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae) with a thin thread extending from it. This silken thread was used by a maggot of the parasitic fly Sturmia bella to leave its host.

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