A fifth instar started to look funny, so I separated it. It stopped eating and died. I put it in a container to see if any maggots came out. None did. The body stiffened in position. A perfect mummy, as though it were still eating. I haven't seen this before. Any ideas what killed it? I have had my first case of what I think is polyhedrosis "melt" this year, as have other "Monarchists" in my area. I have had tachinid flies before. I don't think I've had OE.
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