Parasitized Tomato Hornworm

Posted by Sugata (Lake Forest, United States) on 6 September 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A caterpillar in our tomato garden parasitized by wasps. The white things are wasp cocoons formed by larvae that hatched from wasp eggs laid inside the caterpillar and ate it from inside out. More on this here.

Thanks a lot to everyone who commented on my photos, or even stopped by for a visit. The comments have been pouring in pretty fast and I'm finding it increasingly difficult to reply to each individually. I'd rather spend that time in viewing others' photos and commenting there. But I do read each comment individually, and if you ask me something specific, I'll answer that.

1/60 second
ISO 400
100 mm (35mm equiv.)

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