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    Default My precious!!!

    ID: Parasitoid wasp next to, probably, Pentatomidae eggs

    One of the most notorious form of wasp, infamous (atleast for novice like me), for intruding into other speciesí eggs and laying its own eggs inside them, almost killing of the hostís new born. But stumbled upon an interesting article/video that showcased how these intruding, tiny beauties are actually a boon for the farmers as they help in keeping the pestsí population in control, but killing off the new blooms by laying its own eggs into them. Such a minuscule size but such great impact, these have a typical behavior of staying kaput next to the newly laid eggs to protect it from any form of predators, as seen in this frame, it hardly moved despite us coming close to its proximity. Would love to understand the further typical behavior of these tiny beauties

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    Nature has so much complex interdependency. A curse to one can be a boon to other. It has a way to control/balance everything. The eggs look like pearls . Thanks for sharing this interesting information.

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