Wasp uses zinc-tipped drill to lay eggs

May 29, 2014 12:42 AM

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Wasp uses zinc-tipped drill to lay eggs

Footage captured by scientists has revealed the power of a parasitic wasp, which has evolved a zinc-tipped drill to bore into fruit.

A team from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore found that wasps' fruit-drilling and egg-laying tool - which is thinner than a human hair - has teeth enriched with zinc.

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