All of the cabbage white caterpillars that I brought inside to raise ended up already being parasitized by the wasps in the picture. I estimate that each caterpillar was the host to 15 – 20 wasps. No wonder we don’t see more butterflies in the garden.
Predator Wasps Emerge from Cabbage Whites
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2 responses to “Predator Wasps Emerge from Cabbage Whites”
Quite interesting, Tom. I’ve heard of predatory wasps but never sure what they looked like. Thanks for sharing.
Poor cabbage whites!