Pteromalus puparum? attack

This morning I found a freshly formed Red Admiral pupae being attacked by what I think may be the parasite Pteromalus puparium. This was introduced to kill white butterfly pupae, but sadly they have been found to attack the Red and Yellow Admirals as well.
This is a caterpillar that wasn’t in my caterpillar castle, so it didn’t have any protection.

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  1. Posted March 22, 2011 at 2:24 PM | Permalink

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