Nature can be a real asshole. This video is not for the squeamish:
I’m pretty sure this type of wasp partly inspired the birth cycle of the creatures in the Alien movies. Nature takes it farther, though, in terms of being horrifying, albeit with a certain sense of karma. The narrator notes: “One of the greatest dangers the larvae will face is being themselves impregnated by other species of parasitic wasp.”
Then there’s this:
“Within nature’s intricate web of checks and balances, there is a place…..for payback.” That’s a Don LaFontaine-esque flourish right there.
H/t to Bob for the idea for this post.