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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.