Kōrero: Wasps and bees

Caterpillar with wasp larvae (3 o 4)

Caterpillar with wasp larvae

This pupating green looper caterpillar (Chrysodeixis eriosoma) is bulging with parasitic Copidosoma wasp larvae that hatched from a single egg laid in the egg of the host. By now the larvae have consumed the caterpillar’s internal organs, leaving only the outer skin.

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Reference: Bc0030smt.tif
Photograph by Peter E. Smith

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John Early, 'Wasps and bees - Parasitic wasps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11144/caterpillar-with-wasp-larvae (accessed 12 August 2022)

He kōrero nā John Early, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007