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THERA OBELISCATA . Parasited larva of Grey Pine Carpet Moth containing a large number of parasite cocoons of the copidosma species . This is an example of Polyembryonic reproduction in nature , where a small number of parasite eggs laid in a single larva divide to provide 150 - 200 adults . Location: Alice Holt , Hampshire , England .

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THERA OBELISCATA . Parasited larva of Grey Pine Carpet Moth containing a large number of parasite cocoons of the copidosma species . This is an example of Polyembryonic reproduction in nature , where a small number of parasite eggs laid in a single larva divide to provide 150 - 200 adults . Location: Alice Holt , Hampshire , England .


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