cotesia congregatus

Watercolor on 300lb hot press paper.

Used specimens from a lab for reference, as well as photos online of tomato plants since they were not in season when I was doing this.

Manduca sexta is the tobacco hornworm (caterpillars pictured) and the Carolina sphinx (moth picture) andCotesia congregatus is a tiny parasitoid wasp (wasp & cocoons pictured) which uses M. sexta caterpillars as a host for her babies.