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Unidentified caterpillar

Observed: 20th June 2012 By: ABKABK’s reputation in InvertebratesABK’s reputation in InvertebratesABK’s reputation in InvertebratesABK’s reputation in Invertebrates
Caterpillar (2)
Description:
Identifications
  • Parasite attack
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
  •  
    Likely ID
    a braconid wasp (Rogadinae)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

GrizzledBadger's picture

looks like a caterpillar or

looks like a caterpillar or sawfly larva under going a moult (ecdysis). Alternatively one of the above that has been parasitised.

Brock

Matt Smith's picture

Parasites

This one has been parasitised, not moulting.

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GrizzledBadger's picture

Not seen this type of

Not seen this type of reaction to a parasite, we live & learn.

Brock

ABK's picture

Sadly I don't have it, I left

Sadly I don't have it, I left it in the field, I did not realise it was doomed and something interesting was going to emerge.

Thank you for all the comments.