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Parisitic wasps are some of my favorite insects to learn about as long as they aren't doing any mind control tricks on their hosts.

My favorite is the Megaphragma mymaripenne[1], the adults are said to have reduced the size of 95% of their neuron cells by getting rid of the nucleus.

[1]http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/11/3...




Honourable mention for the microscopic trichogramma wasp, eater of clothes moth larvae. The Natural History Museum deployed them a few years back to deal with a moth outbreak. Supposedly the most successful way of dealing with an outbreak.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/11682039/When-moths...




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