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Figure 2: First larval stage (planidium) of Kapala iridicolor on its Ectatomma ruidum larval host. (a) Position of planidia (black dots) and scars (gray dots) on the host larva (modified from [43]). (b) Planidium with scar (sclerotized ring) around it. (c) Extreme back side view of a planidium on the interior of a partially sclerotized ring. (d) Scar without planidium. (e) Planidium joined to the host without formation of a sclerotized ring.