Insect ID

Asked September 1, 2018, 5:14 PM EDT

What have I got here? Found on a pepper plant.

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

What you have is a hornworm caterpillar that was parasitized by
braconid wasps. The white sacks on its back are braconid wasp eggs. This is an example of natural insect pest control. Please see the following information from our website, http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/tobaccotomato-hornworm-vegetables

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