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are these wasp

Posted by cghpnd 7 / N.Virginia (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 18, 13 at 20:14

These are wasp on this caterpillar right?


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Yes, the poor thing--think they are those Bracanoid wasp cocoons. Ugh.


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  • Posted by cghpnd 7 / N.Virginia (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 18, 13 at 20:57

Ugh. I'm trying not to curse,so ill say those flippers.
My loving son took care of putting it out of its misery. Thanks for the confirmation.


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  • Posted by cghpnd 7 / N.Virginia (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 19, 13 at 17:42

well all 4 of those guys were infected horribley witrh them. So this time my husband disposed of them. Now, I read somewhere that they can leave a virus behind that will affect anything that comes in contact with it (on the plant that the caterpillar was on)...Is that true?


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This is always a dilemma because I like butterflies/moths, but I do not like things eating entire plants in one sitting. Gluttonous hornworms!


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  • Posted by cghpnd 7 / N.Virginia (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 20, 13 at 7:10

Omg, yes they are gluttons. I planted oregano which I did not know what it was until someone identified it for me. I only grew it just to do it, because I was given seeds and didn't know what they were. Lol
The entire plant is gone except one flower!!


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This can be always a dilemma because I love butterflies/moths, but I would not like things eating entire plants in a sitting. Gluttonous hornworms!
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This post was edited by senton1 on Fri, Aug 23, 13 at 3:24


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It was asked
"I read somewhere that they can leave a virus behind that will affect anything that comes in contact with it (on the plant that the caterpillar was on)...Is that true?"

No.


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Senton, just curious, did you read my comment before posting that?


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