Creepy crypt-keeper wasp

Main report: Insidious wasp gets ahead by tunneling through host’s head
(Rice University News)
Other Reporting: Pensoft Blog,
Scientific Paper: Rice University News   
New Taxa: Euderus set
Common Name: Crypt-keeper wasp
Species named for: Set, the Ancient Egyptian God of evil and chaos
Categories: Insects | New Species
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The wasp deposits an egg in the developing gall wasp.  The young eventually chews its way to freedom – through its host’s head.

Photo: Andrew Forbes, University of Iowa

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