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Aleiodes Wasp - Lepidoptera Parasitoid

An Aleiodes wasp parasitizes a caterpillar. The larvae grow in the abdomen of moth larvae, eventually mummifying the caterpillar. Later, the adult wasp emerges from the remains of the caterpillar.



aleiodes wasp parasitizes caterpillars worm larvae parasitoid moth swollen abdomen
Oakworm caterpillar remains
aleiodes wasp parasitizes caterpillars worm larvae parasitoid moth swollen abdomen
Infected caterpillars
aleiodes wasp parasitizes caterpillars worm larvae parasitoid moth swollen abdomen
Later the same day
aleiodes wasp parasitizes caterpillars worm larvae parasitoid moth swollen abdomen
Adult Aleiodes Wasp from below
aleiodes wasp parasitizes caterpillars worm larvae parasitoid moth swollen abdomen
Adult Aleiodes Wasp from above