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Whats happening

I saw this ladybird and almost passed by because it was upside down.

I took some shots and it twictched but did not move off like usual and I notice it seems to be stuck to a cacoon.

What happens next and what did this?

 

It apears that may be a parasitic wasp (Dinocampus coccinellae or similair) cocoon being gaurded by the ladybird that is still allive

 

www.coleoptera.org.uk/coccinellidae/enemies-ladybirds

 

 

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Taken on May 15, 2019