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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

What is happening to this ladybird

It apears that may be a parasitic wasp (Dinocampus coccinellae or similair) cocoon being gaurded by the ladybird that is still allive and twitches as part of the defence of the parasite

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