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Friday, April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018

Location: Okeechobee, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

I'm a Dasychira meridionalis,
The caterpillar of the Southern Tussock Moth.
Unfortunately I have been parasitized
Most likely by a Braconid wasp.

(Very special thanks to Lyle Buss from the Insect Identification Lab, Entomology & Nematology Dept. University of Florida for his help with the ID of both the caterpillar and the parasite.)

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