• Question: Why did the wasps lay the eggs in the aphids?

    Asked by to Woody, Natasha on 15 Jan 2018. This question was also asked by .
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      Woody Clarke answered on 15 Jan 2018:

      From my understanding, this species of parasitic wasp must lay eggs an aphid to finish it’s life cycle. The injected egg form into a larvae and feeds of its host! (eating it alive!) it grows several times its size until the aphid dies, then it can become a wasp.