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Parasitic Wasp inserting eggs inside a young aphid
Parasitic Wasp inserting eggs inside a young aphid. This tiny parasitic wasp hones in on its prey by sensing the distress signals of infested plants as well as detecting the aphid??s honeydew secretions. Once there, it injects an egg into the aphid. When the egg hatches, the larvae begin to consume the pest from inside. The resulting wasp then emerges from the rear of the dead aphid to seek out other prey. Note the dead aphids previously parasitized by the same wasp larvae. Those parasite wasps are often used for aphid control on biological agriculture
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