Male Chalcid Wasps Emerge From A Monarch Chrysalis

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Male Chalcid Wasps Emerge From a Monarch Chrysalis Before Female Wasps Emerge

Chalcid wasps laid eggs in this Monarch chrysalis. The wasp larvae eat the chrysalis from the inside out. Male chalcid wasps emerge before female chalcid wasps and are ready to mate with the females as soon as they emerge. Females are ready to lay eggs very soon after emerging from a chrysalis.