Millions of years of dangerous co-dependence, betrayed with diabolical precision. This is the story of figs, their wasps, the wasps' wasps, and Lyndzee & Rachel's descent into isolation-related madness.
How to Be a Fig Wasp by George D. Weiblen, University of Minnesota, Department of Plant Biology. (Full text PDF available)
Figure 1 Pollinating fig wasps (Agaoninae: Agaonidae). (a) Oligocene Tetrapus from Florissant, Colorado (28). (b) Extant Tetrapus from Santa Catarina, Brazil. (c) Ventral view of the female head in Kradibia ohuensis showing mandibular appendage with six lamellae (scale = 0.1 mm). (d) Pollen pocket of Ceratosolen kaironkensis containing Ficus microdictya pollen grains. (e) Four-legged Wiebesia frustrata male with atrophied midleg. (f) Kradibia ohuensis male with vestigal eyes and dorsal spines on head (scale = 0.1 mm).
The Wasp Parasites
The Fig Wasp Parasite - Needle-Drill Ovipositor