Being Eaten From the Inside Out
In the garden last night we found another tomato hornworm which had left a trail of destruction as it ate through much of one of our plants. This time it wasn’t doing so well as wasp eggs had obviously hatched and was eating it from the inside out. Braconid wasps lay their eggs inside the caterpillar. As they hatch they eat their way out, killing the caterpillar in the process.
LD has been stung by wasps and bees many times in his life. So many times he has asked why there are wasps in the world. Now finally we have a hands-on reason why wasps aren’t so bad after all!