Today I have found a twit from Alistair Darby that could be interesting for those looking for a PhD position: “Cunning super-parasitic wasps sniff out protected aphids and overwhelm their defenses. I’m offering a PhD on this system… interested?”. For more information on the project, you can found here the latest press release about the war between the parasitic wasp, Aphidius ervi, and the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum. Alistair Darby laboratory is at the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Liverpool in United Kingdom.
Posts Tagged ‘pea aphid’
If you loved the previous photo of a pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum female giving birth to a little pea aphid via parthenogenetic and viviparous reproduction published in the Bettaman album in Flickr, you have to love also this marvellous picture (again of Bettaman) of multiple synchronized pregnancies in aphid females.
Surfing in the web looking for aphids, I found this photo of a pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum female giving birth to a little pea aphid via parthenogenetic and viviparous reproduction. This marvellous photo comes from the Bettaman album in Flickr. Do not hesitate to visit Bettaman album, it is really rich of beautiful insect photos… and not only aphids!