Zinc-hardened Drill Bits Allow Parasitic Fig Wasps to Bore Holes to Lay Eggs

One of the main goals in the life of a female insect is to find the best place to lay her eggs. For one particular fig wasp (Apocryta westwoodi grandi), this involves boring through a tough, unripened fig with her immensely long ovipositor in order to find the larvae of other insects that are already […]