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Parasitic Wasps In Action

It's a jungle out there for ants.

Check out the parasitic wasp, Kollasmosoma sentum, ovipositing in Cataglyphis ibericus ants.

‪In this one Neoneurus vesculus is laying eggs in a Formica cunicularia worker.

‪Finally, Elasmosoma luxemburgense goes after Formica rufibarbis‬ workers.

Nice.

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Reference:

Cees van Achterberg and  José María Durán. (2011). Oviposition behaviour of four ant parasitoids (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Euphorinae, Neoneurini and Ichneumonidae, Hybrizontinae), with the description of three new European species. ZooKeys. 125 : 59-106. .

2 thoughts on “Parasitic Wasps In Action

  1. Júlio Chaul

    Fantastic videos.
    Cataglyphis ibericus gets really annoyed with the attack.
    Must be a fun research line to do.

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