It’s a jungle out there for ants.
Check out the parasitic wasp, Kollasmosoma sentum, ovipositing in Cataglyphis ibericus ants.
In this one Neoneurus vesculus is laying eggs in a Formica cunicularia worker.
Finally, Elasmosoma luxemburgense goes after Formica rufibarbis workers.
What do you think of creating videos as a way to bring notice to your scientific work?
Cees van Achterberg and José María Durán. (2011). Oviposition behaviour of four ant parasitoids (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Euphorinae, Neoneurini and Ichneumonidae, Hybrizontinae), with the description of three new European species. ZooKeys. 125 : 59-106. .
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Cataglyphis ibericus gets really annoyed with the attack.
Must be a fun research line to do.
Sure looks like it to me. I’d like to be able to do the videos like that.