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The Wasp That Paints Its Nursery In Bacteria

… which it secretes from its head
Source: USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Laboratory

The moment of birth is the moment we transform from an individual into an entire world. We leave the sterility of the womb, pass through a mother’s vagina, and become lathered

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