Kleinmond mass parasitization

Kleinmond mass parasitization

Observation - Kleinmond mass parasitization - Southern Africa. Description: The young caterpillars were collected on Osyres compressa. Wasp larvae started emerging from the final instar caterpillars while they were preparing to pupate. About a third of this batch of caterpillars (they are gregarious and all came on one twig of ho

The young caterpillars were collected on Osyres compressa. Wasp larvae started emerging from the final instar caterpillars while they were preparing to pupate. About a third of this batch of caterpillars (they are gregarious and all came on one twig of host plant) were parasitized in this way, the rest pupated successfully.