Parasite grubs emerging from a Poplar Hawk Caterpillar
Parasite grubs emerging and spinning cocoons, the eggs were injected into the body of the host by a parasitic wasp. Keeping the caterpillar alive, in fact the moth caterpillar did not stop feeding until one only day before all the grubs emerged together. After spinning their cocoons they will fall to the floor the moth caterpillar will eventual y die.
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