Parasitic plant attacks parasitic insect on South Florida oak tree

Rice University evolutionary biologists have discovered a new trophic interaction -- the first example of a parasitic plant attacking a parasitic insect on a shared host plant. Cassytha filiformis, or love vine, is common on four continents.
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Rice University evolutionary biologists have discovered a new trophic interaction -- the first example of a parasitic plant attacking a parasitic insect on a shared host plant. Cassytha filiformis, or love vine, is common on four continents.

‘Freaky’ vines slowly wrap around wasps and turn them into mummies, scientists say

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