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 Image Number D3268-1

The wasp species shown here deposits its eggs on the female flowers of Philodendron solimoesense. The female wasp drags pollen from the male flower on her way to the female flower, and the developing wasp embryo releases chemicals that signal the growth of gall tissue in the plant’s fruit.


Illustration by Taina Litwak.

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