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$700.00 Regular Price
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Compulsion, 2021

76 x 101 cm

Acrylic on canvas


Some parasitioid wasps are vulnerable to hyperparasitoid wasps, which use parasitic wasp pupa as their own hosts. To defend their young, the wasp has already altered the behaviour of the host via the polydnavirus. This brain alteration compels the caterpillar to build a silk web around the pupa, rather than use this silk  for their own metamorphoses, it’s only instinct is to protect the young wasps.

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