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Dead/Parasitized Caterpillar This was weird. I found this caterpillar, glued to the stem of a garden plant. It looked like it&#039;s thorax had busted open and its guts had spilled out (green). Why would this happen? Maybe a predator poked it and started to eat it. OR, maybe it was parasitized and burst. Hmm.<br />
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Habitat: Garden Geotagged,Summer,United States,caterpillar,larva Click/tap to enlarge

Dead/Parasitized Caterpillar

This was weird. I found this caterpillar, glued to the stem of a garden plant. It looked like it's thorax had busted open and its guts had spilled out (green). Why would this happen? Maybe a predator poked it and started to eat it. OR, maybe it was parasitized and burst. Hmm.

Habitat: Garden

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  1. Looks like the result of a pretty violent force indeed! Posted 9 days ago
    1. It definitely looked like it died violently. The cuticle in back of the head looks like it burst or else was ripped open. Posted 9 days ago

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Uploaded Jan 12, 2021. Captured Jun 21, 2020 20:11 in 3280 Franklin Ave, Millbrook, NY 12545, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm