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Wasp Drags Caterpillar Into Hidden Hole

Occurred on June 16, 2021 / Azle, Texas, USA

Info from Licensor: "On June 16, 2021 I went into my back yard in Azle, Tx when I got home from work, to see the progress that had been made by our lawn man that day. As I was walking, I noticed something green moving across the ground. When I looked closer, I saw that some type of wasp looking insect was dragging a caterpillar. I pulled out my phone and began recording. I was shocked when the wasp seemingly knew exactly where the hidden hole was, that he had intended on dragging the caterpillar into. The wasp picked up a rock that was covering the entrance to the hole and then pulled the caterpillar inside. I was so intrigued and wanted more information on what I witnessed, so I uploaded the video to TikTok where it has been viewed over 266k times and liked more than 46k times. Many self-proclaimed bug experts commented, explaining how the wasp paralyzes the caterpillar and then lays eggs inside it, which later hatch and eat the prey. I never thought I would have a viral video and definitely wouldn’t have guessed it would be of a bug in my backyard!"
Location Azle, Texas, USA
Occurred not known
Posted By Jessica Wilson
Posted On Sep-17-2021

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