Ant Enemies - Alex Wild Photography
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An Orasema ant-parasite wasp (Eucharitidae) lays an egg in a Heliconius leaf. The young hatchling will attempt to hitchhike on a passing ant into the nest, where it will prey on developing larvae.

Ibagué, Tolima, Colombia

An Orasema ant-parasite wasp (Eucharitidae) lays an egg in a Heliconius leaf. The young hatchling will attempt to hitchhike on a passing ant into the nest, where it will prey on developing larvae. Ibagué, Tolima, Colombia

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