Latest James Whitfield Stories

2008-09-02 09:51:25

A tiny wasp that lays its eggs under the skin of unwitting caterpillars belongs to one of the most diverse groups of insects on Earth. Now researchers report that its diversity is even higher than previously thought. By combining ecological and genetic data with the painstaking detective work of taxonomy, the researchers have dramatically increased "“ nearly doubling "“ the estimated number of species reported of six very species-rich genera of parasitoid wasps. The subfamily to...

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