Parasitic wasp pupae

Parasitic wasp pupae

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Caption: Parasitic wasp pupae. Cocoons (yellow) of pupating parasitic ichneumon wasp larvae on a caterpillar. Ichneumon wasps most often parasitise the caterpillars of butterflies and moths, and sometimes adult spiders or the larvae of other insects. The wasp uses a long ovipositor to lay its eggs inside the caterpillar and the larvae eat the internal organs of the caterpillar from within. Once the larvae are fully grown, they spin cocoons on the surface of the dying caterpillar. At the end of pupation, adult wasps will hatch out of the cocoons.

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