Amaryllis caterpillar and mosquito

Amaryllis caterpillar and mosquito

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Caption: Amaryllis caterpillar (Diaphone eumela), also known as a lily borer, feeding on a belladonna lily (Amaryllis belladonna) plant. At centre, a mosquito is sucking blood from the caterpillar. Photographed in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, in the Western Cape region of South Africa.

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