Ecology

Figs and wasps: Name a more iconic duo

Nov 21, 2019

By Lane Scher In 350 BC, Aristotle wrote about wasps crawling out of ripe figs and then tunneling into the figs of another tree in his book, History of Animals. This might have been the first record of the bizarre mutualism between wasps and figs.  Flowers need to be pollinated for a fruit to develop. […]