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19-JUN-2008 Rachel Pennington

Parasites on Catalpa Worm

Home in North Georgia, USA

This is the Catalpa worm (or "tauby worm") with larvae from a Braconid Wasp. The wasp lays her eggs just beneath the skin and the wasps feed off of the living worm.

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Linda 07-May-2010 04:05
oh how horrible! maybe you could have pulled them off?!
Jola Dziubinska27-Jun-2008 17:05
Nature's rules. Super find.
Judith Barnett27-Jun-2008 15:54
Oh gosh, how interesting but.........poor worm!
Guest 27-Jun-2008 14:40
Really interesting series of shots.
Guest 27-Jun-2008 11:58
Wow...that poor worm. Great capture!
Guest 27-Jun-2008 02:54
YIKES. I've read about that but never seen a photo of it. Poor little worm. I think I would have to pull those "suckers" off of it!
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