This Wasp’s Larvae Sometimes Grow Hundreds of Soldier Clones—But Why?

Imagine, for a moment, having 3,000 twin sisters. You all live inside a caterpillar, but it’s home, and your numbers serve as a veritable army against any trespassers. Such is the life of the parasitoid wasp Copidosoma floridanum, one of the insect world’s most fascinating examples of polyembryony, in which multiple embryos form from a […]

Source: Entomology Today

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