Defensive Bacterial Symbionts of Fruit Flies Attack Ribosomes of Parasitic Wasps (image) PLOS Share Print E-Mail Caption A female parasitic wasp (Leptopilina heterotoma) inserts her ovipositor into a Drosophila larva. She will lay an egg in its body cavity. Credit Michael Martin, Reed College. Courtesy: National Science Foundation Usage Restrictions All figures and photographic images will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL), which allows them to be freely used, distributed, and built upon as long as proper attribution is given. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.