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Wasp Parasitising Caterpillar Eggs

We managed to get a short video of a wasp parasitising caterpillar eggs, the wasp lays her eggs in the egg sack & when they hatch the caterpillar eggs provide a ready food source.

Recently I collected caterpillar eggs that were on a pumpkin leaf to hatch out of interest & wasps come out so you never know what you will get. When you squash caterpillar eggs you may be killing predatory wasps instead.

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