Observation 143680: Non-fungal
When: 2013-08-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing out of a sphinx moth fedding on Datura.

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Braconid wasp.
By: Eduardo A. Esquivel Rios (Eduardo27)
2013-08-24 18:09:05 CDT (-0400)

Possible Apanteles sp. common parasitoid of lepidoptera larvae.

Common occurrence
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2013-08-24 17:08:19 CDT (-0400)

A tiny bracoid wasp parasitized this tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta). The wasp larvae fed on its blood and then bored their way through the caterpillar’s skin to successfully pupate outside. The caterpillar is probably moribund, though with its major organs intact it might still try to pupate… I was nursing a couple of such caterpillar on my tomato plant earlier this month, but they both wound up like this.

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