You must be an entomolgist. The Latin gave you away.
No Ė but not that far off Ė sort of Ė I studied a lot of biology in college but ended up getting a degree in something else. After college, I worked in restaurants, as a food broker, and for a couple large food manufacturers. Today, I head up M&A and strategic initiatives for a geophysical services company Ė go figure. I still love animals, plants, and bugs though (except the ones with 8 legs Ė I canít stand anything with 8 legs).
Regarding the theological question, I guess you have confronted what is known as mystery. I don't know a lot about evolution. What I was taught is that it happens so slowly that it is unobservable. But nowadays people seem to be claiming to see evolutionary changes happening in species.
I donít claim to know much about evolution either, but I do think evolution can happen very fast Ė maybe even fast enough to see, and some is slow even in the context of geologic time.
This particular adaptation may have happened (relatively) suddenly, a long time ago. Current research suggests that a viral infection 100-million-years ago altered the Braconid host DNA providing the basis for the virus-like templates. Polydnaviruses of Braconid Wasps Derive from an Ancestral Nudivirus
, Bťzier et al., Science 13 February 2009: 926-930.
The complexity of the things we see in the physical universe we try to explain. We want to know how everything works and came into being and why and where it is all going. I think our finite intellects have limitations. There are things we don't and can't know. I can't know all the answers about existence, but am happy to learn and wonder about what we see, kind of like a kid in a playground or garden. It is all fascinating, but incomprehensible at some point. Even understanding what happens in a pizza oven to tomato, cheese and dough is challenging. Comprehending something like evolution and divine intervention is an interesting pastime, but we will never get it all. Wonderment is good.
You are absolutely right, we are finite, and we are limited. As for comprehending evolution and divine intervention, I donít think we are supposed to get it Ė at least not today. But I have faith, and that's enough.