Watch a Thirsty Wasp Drink Water in Mesmerizing Slow Motion loading...
Watch a Thirsty Wasp Drink Water in Mesmerizing Slow Motion
In a unique video, a wasp seemingly tries to catch drop after drop of water in a delicate dance between hydration and drenched wings.
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The Mind-controlling Molecules Of Wasp Venom Could Help Future Parkinson's Research
Down the line, investigations into the components that make up parasitic wasp venom could have implications for future research.
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Wasp Vs. Tarantula, Explained By A Nine-Year-Old
The child and his family were on their way to a hike when they encountered a gruesome side of nature.
About Wasp

Wasps make up an enormously diverse array of insects, with some 30,000 identified species. We are most familiar with those that are wrapped in bright warning colors—ones that buzz angrily about in groups and threaten us with painful stings.

But most wasps are actually solitary, non-stinging varieties. And all do far more good for humans by controlling pest insect populations than harm.

Fast Facts 

Type: Insect

Diet: Omnivorous

Size: Up to 1.5 in (3.8 cm)

Group name: Colony

Did you know? Yellow jacket adults bring food to their hive-bound young, and in return, the young emit sweet secretions that the adults consume.

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