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Saturday, 31 Jul 10 Sunny 31°C / 87°F

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We’ve got a parasitic wasp attacking the tomato hornworm!
I’m so happy!

We’ve been organic & anti-pesticides for years and years, but sometimes you really feel like it’s an honorable fight, that you’ll keep fighting, even as you lose plants & produce.

And then something like this happens, and you’re reminded that the beneficial ones do eventually bail you out, if you’re able to wait.

I believe the wasp is a braconid wasp, called Cotesia congregatus, but would appreciate anyone’s POV. :-)

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  • graibeard

    graibeard wrote:

    Nice, in all its parasitic glory!
    Can’t help with the ID except to say that google images returns some close matches.

    Posted on 01 Aug 10 (almost 5 years ago)

  • flowerweaver

    flowerweaver wrote:


    Posted on 01 Aug 10 (almost 5 years ago)

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