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Friday, December 27, 2013

Just for fun: Fly away parasites

I couldn't look away from this.
That's the abdomen of the wasp Polistes fuscatus from which a parasite (Xenos peckii) is emerging.



Here's a picture, by photographer Sean McCann.


Credit: Sean McCann. Polistes dorsalis, carrying a few friends



















never thought I'd feel sorry for a wasp.

More on this by Christopher Buddle at SciLogs.