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1 July 2004 A Noctuid Caterpillar (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Infected by Larval Cestodes Eats its Own Parasites
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We describe an unusual behavior observed in a noctuid caterpillar infected by juvenile forms of a cestode. The caterpillar ate the parasites from a membranous sac located in the final segment of the body. Some comments on this structure and behavior are made in connection with the life cycle of the parasite.

Arturo Baz and María-José Fernandez "A Noctuid Caterpillar (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Infected by Larval Cestodes Eats its Own Parasites," Comparative Parasitology 71(2), 226-228, (1 July 2004). https://doi.org/10.1654/4094
Published: 1 July 2004
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