Kōrero: Wasps and bees

Wasp larvae emerging from caterpillar (4 o 4)

Wasp larvae emerging from caterpillar

Parasitic wasp larvae (Apanteles glomeratus) emerge from inside a white butterfly caterpillar. Some have begun to spin their cocoon alongside the dying caterpillar. This parasitic wasp species was introduced to reduce the numbers of white butterfly, a pest of cabbages and other brassica crops.

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Reference: Bc0033smt.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/11145/wasp-larvae-emerging-from-caterpillar (accessed 15 August 2022)

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