Braconid Wasps – Symbiosis in the garden…

Braconid para worm 2.jpg (71 KB)

Braconid Wasp Cocoons on Horn WOrm.jpg (92 KB)

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Braconid wasps are TINY. They lay their eggs in Tomato Horn Worms. The eggs hatch and the larvae feast on the worm’s insides, saving the vitals for last. They then pupate on the outside of the worm, like in photos 2 and 3.

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2. www.helpfulgardener.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=159470&sid=9c9a8c94d5de449c9b18c1db60bbc89d

3. www.helpfulgardener.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=94346#94346


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    Cy85
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    “Damn nature, you gross!”

    /purposeful mis-quote

    Tyger42
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    That would be parasitism. Symbiosis implies a mutually beneficial relationship.