Happy Halloween!

Braconid wasps attacking caterpillar - pumpkin by Lorenzo Rodriguez

Urbana, Illinois

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Wouldn't Melittia cucurbitae have been more appropriate?

By MrILoveTheAnts (not verified) on 31 Oct 2008 #permalink

I love this. I'm totally impressed with the fine detail the carver managed to achieve. If I try to do stuff like that, inevitably something rips or slices off.

By themarvelousinnature (not verified) on 02 Nov 2008 #permalink

MrILTA -- I like the idea of the ghoulish little parasitoids hovering around the hapless caterpillar, but I suppose a pumpkin devouring insect would also be ghoulish from the plants' point of view.

By James C. Trager (not verified) on 03 Nov 2008 #permalink

Best. Pumpkin. Ever.