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Mormoniella is a minute wasp that lives during its youth as a parasite within a
developing fly (pupa). More than one wasp may grow within a single fly. Since
the pupa represents a limited supply of food, the eventual size of the wasp
A wasp that has just constructed a new nest makes a short familiarization flight in
the vicinity of the nest before going out to search for prey with which to provision
the nest. In one nine-second flight a wasp can familiarize herself well enough ...
There is a certain wasp that builds a small earthen pot astraddle a stem and
provisions this pot with caterpillars which will serve as food for the wasp larva
destined to develop from the eggs laid therein. If a hole is punched in the pot
while it is ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
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I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review