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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Fossil Wasp: Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea

Caption: Although it lived roughly 65 million years before the earliest known occurrence of figs, the fossil wasp's ovipositor closely resembles those of today's fig wasps.

Credit: Nathan Barling and Sam Heads

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