Ichneumon Wasp Cocoon   (two photos)
Possible Genus Hyposoter

Hyposoter wasp cocoon
Possible wasp cocoon. This was on a curlycup gumweed
flower just suspended with some webbing-like material.
Hyposoter wasps usually parasitize a caterpillar that
forms a cocoon like this.
© Carol Davis 6-16-2012

hyposoter cocoon
These two photos were taken on Antelope
Island, Davis County, Utah.  You can see another
one of these cocoons here.  © Carol Davis 7-14-2020

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