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Butterflies released in Finland contained parasitic wasps – with more wasps inside

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When caterpillars of a beautiful butterfly were introduced on to the tiny island of Sottunga in the Åland archipelago, scientists hoped to study how the emerging butterflies would disperse across the landscape. But re...

‘Parasitic’ ticket touts ‘undermining music festivals’ Covid tracing’

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Efforts to make summer music festivals Covid safe are being undermined by “parasitic” ticket touts and resale sites such as Viagogo and StubHub, leading music industry figures have warned. A Guardian investigation fou...

Sapria: the stinking parasitic plant reveals another odd feature

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Sapria is an extraordinary plant. It has no leaves, stem or root, can’t make food by photosynthesis, and exists almost its entire life as threads of cells sucking out all its nourishment from vines growing in the rain...