The picture on the left is the tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) that infested my tomato plant. The insect belong to Sphingidae family, commonly known as hawk moth. The tobacco hornworms can be distinguished from the closely related tomato hornworms by their seven diagonal stripes versus eight v-shaped marking on the tomato hornworms. The most striking feature of the hornworm is the thick pointing structure (or horn) located dorsally on the terminal abdominal segment. On the back of the larvae, there are clusters of parasite wasp cocoons which has be infested the larvae and emerge from the skeleton.
This post, I am getting some close-up view of the tobacco hornworm and the parasite wasps under a stereo microscope.
Close-up of the tobacco hornworm
The parasite Wasp
The wasp that was removed from the cocoon did not survive. Its wing did not extended out fully. The picture on the left was another wasp that came out of cocoon on the same date. The pictures were combined using Microsoft image composite Editor since the antenna are very long and extended out of the field of view.