Despite its bright colors, the parasitic cuckoo wasp (Chrysis propria) adeptly camouflages its eggs in the nests of other wasps.
By The Scientist Staff | June 17, 2014
FLICKR, USGS, SAM DROEGE
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June 18, 2014
What is all this about "camouflage"? They lay their eggs in the nests because they are nest parasitoids. Their young eat the food and young of the host. You might as well say that the host camouflaged its young in the nests it built!
By Jenny Rood
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