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Contact: Dr. Martin Kaltenpoth
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

P. pulcherrimus

Caption: This is a male beewolf (Philanthus pulcherrimus) on a perch in its territory. Three genera of these digger wasps cultivate antibiotic-producing Streptomyces bacteria that protect the wasp larvae from detrimental fungi.

Credit: Martin Kaltenpoth, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany

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