For what purpose does the female wasp use the fruit?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

For what purpose does the female wasp use the fruit?
 
(a) Prey
 
(b) Predation
 
(c) Oviposition
 
(d) Playing
 
This question was addressed to me in homework.
 
The origin of the question is Population Interactions-4 topic in section Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right answer is (c) Oviposition
 
The explanation is: The female wasp uses fruit to lay its eggs i.e. oviposition. It also uses the developing seeds of fruits for nourishing its larvae. In return, the wasp helps in the pollination of fig inflorescence.