Gross to the max
If you don’t know by now, we’re not big fans of bugs. We won’t go out of our way to squish them, but we certainly don’t want any of them near us. Especially if it looks like some caterpillar creature from outer space. What’s with the empty pods on its back? Is it some kind of weird exoskeleton?
It turns out it isn’t. In fact, this is a caterpillar carrying the eggs of a wasp. It’s not doing it out of the kindness of its caterpillar heart, either. After the eggs hatch, the larva will have a delicious, protein-rich caterpillar for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.