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Caterpillar - please identify

Postby froot » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:40 pm

Received the below photo and was asked so I'm asking, any idea what it is?

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Re: Caterpillar - please identify

Postby Westley Price » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:43 am

No freaking idea, but those white things don't look like part of the caterpillar to me.
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Re: Caterpillar - please identify

Postby reptile » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:24 am

Those are eggs/cacoons. If there is a catepillar in the pic, then its transporting them. I think.... no Idea what species and probably impossible to determin.
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Re: Caterpillar - please identify

Postby nyami » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:38 am

Those are a species of parasitic wasp eggs laid on the caterpillar. Can't see enough of the caterpillar to give an id.
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Re: Caterpillar - please identify

Postby nyami » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:43 am

My apologies just to clarify the white structures in the photo are the cocoons of the parasitic wasp larvae.
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Re: Caterpillar - please identify

Postby froot » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:02 pm

Thanks Nyami, that helps alot.
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