Did you know that the fig fruit is actually a bunch of internal flowers and is home to wasp eggs and larvae?
This relationship is called mutualism and benefits the plant by providing pollination, and benefits wasps by providing a safe nursery for their babies. Each different type of fig has its own unique fig wasp species. The male wasp spends its whole life inside the fig and then dies after it’s made a tunnel out for the female to fly away!
Find out more about the Moreton Bay Fig.
Watch the fig wasps up close inside a fig.