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Nicolle Rager Fuller

Fig Wasp Symbiotic Relationship 

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medical illustration of Many of nature's symbiotic relationships have cheaters who try to gain the benefits of the system without reciprocating. In the case of the fig wasp, some try to lay their eggs without pollinating the fig seeds. In this case, the fig tree will often prematurely drop the fig to 'punish' the cheater wasp. This artwork was created as an editorial, feature image for a Science News magazine article. (ecology, biology, entomology, life cycle)
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Many of nature's symbiotic relationships have cheaters who try to gain the benefits of the system without reciprocating. In the case of the fig wasp, some try to lay their eggs without pollinating the fig seeds. In this case, the fig tree will often prematurely drop the fig to 'punish' the cheater wasp. This artwork was created as an editorial, feature image for a Science News magazine article. (ecology, biology, entomology, life cycle)

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