Sentence Examples


  • Chapman, who finds that the eggs are laid in old wood, and that the triungulin seeks to attach itself to a social wasp, who carries it to her nest.
  • There it feeds first as an internal parasite of the waspgrub, then bores its way out, moults and devours the wasp larva from outside.
  • The female is a segmented, wormlike creature, spending her whole life within the body of the bee, wasp or bug on which she is parasitic. One end of her body protrudes from between two of the abdominal segments of the host; it has been a subject of dispute whether this protruded end is the head or the tail, but there can be little doubt that it is the latter.
  • The little triungulins escape on to the body of the bee or wasp; then those that are to survive must leave their host for a non-parasitized insect.
  • Clinging to her hairs they are carried to the nest, where they bore into the body of a bee or wasp larva, and after a moult become soft-skinned legless maggots.

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