Monday, October 24, 2011

Parasite Wasps Attacking Ants Caught On Film

José María Gómez Durán from Madrid has managed to film four different species of parasite wasps as they attack four different species of ants from the air. This is the first time this behaviour has been captured on film and two of the four species are new to science. The wasps are tiny in comparison to the ants and all four species employ different tactics to deposit their eggs, called ovipositing, inside the ants. The videos are available on You Tube.
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