Predator Wasps Emerge from Cabbage Whites


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.


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2 responses to “Predator Wasps Emerge from Cabbage Whites

  1. Betty Hall

    Quite interesting, Tom. I’ve heard of predatory wasps but never sure what they looked like. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Laura Murphy

    Poor cabbage whites!

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