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Wasp laying her eggs in aphids

A parasitoid wasp (Aphidiinae) is trying to lay her eggs into waxy grey pine aphids (Schizolachnus pineti) on a pine tree in Västernorrland, Sweden. The aphids are struggling, swinging their abdomen and
kicking with their hind legs to warn their neighbors in the colony.

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