Subject:  Caterpillar Found on a tomato plant
Geographic location of the bug:  Bridgeview, IL
Date: 08/25/2018
Time: 10:09 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Are those eggs on it’s back?  Do i need to worry?
How you want your letter signed:  Steve Guptill

Parasitized Tobacco Hornworm

Dear Steve,
Your caterpillar is a Tobacco Hornworm, and what you have mistaken for eggs are the pupae of a parasitic Braconid Wasp.

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Location: Bridgeview, Illinois

One Response to Parasitized Tobacco Hornworm

  1. Hank says:

    Thanks for your prompt and interesting response. We had no idea of the fascinating things going on right under our noses.

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