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Abstract

Small in size, docile in behavior, some braconid wasps, as parasitoids, inactivate prey many times their size with tranquilizing drugs so potent that even minute amounts are far greater than necessary for the effect. This they do with a distinctive stinging injection apparatus (Figs. 1, 2).

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Venom Gland Female Wasp Venom Protein Submitochondrial Particle Galleria Mellonella 
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