All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

If you are very observant, tomato plants can be very fascinating! While checking the progress of the developing tomatoes on my patio, I noticed the shell of an aphid that had been eaten by a parasitic wasp larva. Notice the hole in the aphid's exoskele...
If you are very observant, tomato plants can be very fascinating! While checking the progress of the developing tomatoes on my patio, I noticed the shell of an aphid that had been eaten by a parasitic wasp larva. Notice the hole in the aphid's exoskeleton where the larva exited the body. The white object below the aphid shell is the cocoon of the wasp pupa.

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