parasitised peacock(?) caterpillars

parasitised peacock(?) caterpillars

Observation - parasitised peacock(?) caterpillars - UK and Ireland. Description: in a 3m x 1m patch of nettles there were c30 parasitised peacock(?) caterpillars. Inside each of the dry foam clusters (texture of expanded polystyrene) under the dead caterpillar were c 20 pupae, c 3-4mm long.

in a 3m x 1m patch of nettles there were c30 parasitised peacock(?) caterpillars. Inside each of the dry foam clusters (texture of expanded polystyrene) under the dead caterpillar were c 20 pupae, c 3-4mm long.