dirty [247/365]

by Sherry Hill September. 04, 2019 170 views

what a dirty thing to do to a hornworm

[tomato hornworm with wasp larvae]

[tomato hornworm with wasp larvae]

apparently, these tomato hornworms are chosen by braconoid wasps to host their young.. they lay eggs on them, when the eggs hatch, they feed on the worm.. it's a dirty way of life, but still nature fascinates me.. i truly see something new everyday..

[host hornworm]

[host hornworm]

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Trinicia Perch 3 months, 1 week ago

Awesome shots.  Poor worm.  Nature is fascinating!

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Lynn F Medley 3 months, 1 week ago

Wow! Learn something new every day! Not fair to the worm 😕

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Camellia Staab 3 months, 1 week ago

Learned something new and saw something I'd never seen before. Very cool and interesting.

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
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