Dive Bombing Wasp

Kingdom Animalia

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Kollasmosoma sentum

Location: Spain

  • cruises at just one centimeter above the ground
  • attacks from the air like a tiny dive bomber and deposits an egg in the unsuspecting ant
  • attack lasts 0.052 seconds
  • larvae of the wasps feed on ant

Parasitoid wasp (Kollasmosoma sentum) ovipositing in ants (Cataglyphis ibericus)