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Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Living Fig Wasp

Caption: Today's fig wasps have ovipositors that are strikingly similar to that of the fossil wasp. Pictured: Avispa de higo, "Fig wasp" Idarnes sp. (flavicollis) (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Sycophaginae)

Credit: Sergio Jansen Gonzalez

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