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So what you see here is the remains of an aphid, it's body attached to a podium created by a braconid wasp. This tiny parasitic wasp finds a target host and deposits an egg inside it. This egg will be dormant until the host is big enough for the larva to hatch and then the wasp larva feeds on the insides of said host.

Eventually, the parasitic wasp will emerge and fly away and so nature goes on...



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Hehe, cheers Les. :)

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I've discovered more about this:

Praon is a genus of parasitoid wasps from Aphidiinae subfamily (Braconidae). It counts more than 50 species worldwide and all are obligatory endoparasitoids of aphids. Unlike other genera, pupation takes place under the mummy, in a cocoon under the empty body of the host.

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I've discovered more about this:

Praon is a genus of parasitoid wasps from Aphidiinae subfamily (Braconidae). It counts more than 50 species worldwide and all are obligatory endoparasitoids of aphids. Unlike other genera, pupation takes place under the mummy, in a cocoon under the empty body of the host.

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Its amazing what goes on, under our noses largely unseen.

Its a small world after all ♪♪♪

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One day we might get the wasp that does it Alf...

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