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Turns out these pretty little golden cocoons belong to a parasitic wasp that laid it's eggs inside the caterpillar, which survives the ordeal of the parasites emerging and then stands guard for predators until it eventually dies of starvation. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D75LuxeaFk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D75LuxeaFk</a>
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