What Is an Example of Parasitism in the Deciduous Forest?

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The relationship between the catalpa hornworm, a caterpillar, and Cotesia congregata, a wasp, is an example of parasitism in the deciduous forest. The wasp lays its eggs inside the caterpillar, and the larvae feed off of, and kill, the caterpillar.

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