What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Braconid Wasp cocoons on caterpillar
I never would have know what this was if I hadn’t seen it on your site yesterday! I found this poor guy on my tomato plant, he is still alive but not for long. What does he turn into? I read that this is good because him and his friends would eat my tomato plants and some gardeners purposely release braconid wasps into their garden to control these caterpillars naturally.
Steve

Thanks for the image Steve,
Adults of Manduca sexta are large mottled brown moths with yellow spots on the abdomen. We have one pictured on our Hawkmoth page.

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One Response to Braconid Wasp Pupae on a Hornworm: Biological Control

  1. EACH SUMMER I FIND A NEW BUG, AM 62 AND STILL LEARN THINGS EVERY DAY IN THE GARDEN!!!!

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