Chalcid wasps emerged from chrysalis I think
First time this has happened to me. I saw what I thought were gnats in my a container where I raised black swallowtails. I had also put a Gulf Frit chrysalis in with them that I found outside already formed. After shooing the gnats away outside, I noticed the Gulf Frit chrysalis had a couple tiny holes in it and was empty. I think they were actually Chalcid Wasps that had infected the Gulf Frit and now I wish I had squished them all. : (
I read that "They often mate immediately and are ready to infect other chrysalises". Does anyone know how long that takes? They were in with my swallowtail chrysalises for less than an hour. Do they only lay eggs in chryalises that are in the process of being formed?