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Phony fighters discovered among fig wasps

A newly discovered species has a fraction of dishonest guys with big mouthparts

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3:39pm, May 29, 2009

A fig wasp walks into a bar — but if he belongs to one new species, there’s about a one in five chance that he’s bluffing about beating the frass out of somebody.

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