Monday, March 10, 2014

Parasitic Wasps

      Kind of scary... but recently there was a discovery of over 200 new species of parasitic wasps in Costa Rica. When discoveries like this happen I get really excited because it just proves to me that we don't know all the Earth has to hold. People often have the notion that everything has been discovered, and that we already know everything there is to know about what abides on our glorious planet. What I find most interesting about this new discovery is the process by which these wasps reproduce; they inject their eggs into the eggs of other insects. Not only do they plant their eggs, they also plant a virus in the eggs of the inhabitant that will protect their offspring. Reminds me a bit of the movie Alien....

Just thought you guys might find it interesting! Below is the link if you want to check it out!


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140304-parasitoid-wasp-costa-rica-new-species-conservation-diversity-science/

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