The parasitic wasp and the caterpillar: Perfectly analogous to the post-conciliar Church

Parasitic wasps are fascinating creatures. Created by God, by the way, to amaze you and possibly teach you a thing or two. There is one species in particular, Cotesia glomerata, that will really rock your world.

The role of the One Holy Apostolic Roman Catholic Church will be played by the caterpillar.

The role of the Marxist/Modernist infiltrators will be played by the wasp larvae.

Caterpillar is slowing moving about its business.  Then one day, Cotesia glomerata comes by and injects its baby wasp larvae into the body of the caterpillar. The larvae know better than to feed on any vital organs, lest their presence be discovered.  Instead, they feed on blood and non-vital tissues.  The caterpillar only notices increased hunger, and responds by eating more, which in turn feeds the larvae more. In case you are having trouble visualizing this, don’t worry, there is a super gross/cool video at the end of this post.

Now, the larvae were coated with a virus when they were injected. The fact that this wasp has a virus somehow encoded into its genome could easily send us flying off on a tangent about Irreducible Complexity, so let’s stay focused. The virus initially acts as a shield against the caterpillar’s immune system, leaving the larvae protected from the normal mechanisms which should have attacked and destroyed them.

After growing inside the caterpillar for two weeks (55 years) it’s finally time for the larvae to leave their host and triumph in the outside world. They do this by chewing through the skin of the caterpillar with specialized teeth that are only for this purpose. As they come into the open, they are at their most vulnerable.

But they saved their best trick for last. That virus which initially protected them has now migrated to the caterpillar’s brain, initiating self-destruct mode. The structures and outside appearances still look like a caterpillar, but the thing itself is now something different – it now has a wasp brain. The caterpillar now works to defend the emerged pile of larvae by spinning its own precious silk to form a cocoon around them. Finally, fighting exhaustion and starvation, the caterpillar defends its adopted brood by physically fending off all manner of predators now descending on the cocoon, until it finally dies.

At least we have Matt 16:18 to prevent that last part.

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “The parasitic wasp and the caterpillar: Perfectly analogous to the post-conciliar Church

  1. Bravo! I watch videos like this about nature and find the same comparisons…it’s striking!
    There are many lessons which can be applied to these situations, whether in nature, in fables, fictional literature…these outside of the usual sources of due consideration (such as sacred Scripture, saints, encyclicals, etc.).

    This is brilliant.

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