The caterpillar in the 2nd shot was a couple of inches away, resting sluggishly on the stem this wasp chrysalis was attached to.
It seemed to have a small wound on its flank (not visible here).
The chrysalis is indoors now in a mossy container in a cool cabinet, awaiting development.
Attracted by porch light for National Moth Week, July 18-26, 2015
1/4" graph paper background
Photo auto color adjusted 07-25-15
The Ichneumonoidea are insects classified in the hymenopteran suborder Apocrita. The superfamily is made up of the ichneumon wasps (sometimes inaccurately called "ichneumon flies"); family Ichneumonidae and the braconids (family Braconidae). Like other parasitic wasps, they were long placed in the "Parasitica", variously considered as an infraorder or an unranked clade, but actually not a monophyletic group.