Putting oak galls in vaginas could become really dangerous.
Meet the wasp of your nightmares.
When leaving their nests in the morning, wasps look back on their nests to take in distinct land markings to ensure they can find their way home after flying about all day searching for food.
When yellow jackets sense an intruder, they emit chemical signals known as alarm pheromones that rouse colony members into defense mode and mark intrduders for attack.
Five new long-haired parasitic wasp species have been found in India. A recent study revealed these insects prefer spider eggs as their host of choice. The uniqueness of these insects suggest there are many more parasitic wasps to be found.
In a huge genus of wasps that is still mostly unknown to scientists, five new species of "long hair" wasps that parasitize spider eggs have been declared in the Indian subcontinent.
An entomologist recently looked at the story behind matricide among social insects, which isn't the standard but sometimes happens. It turns out that a pretty intricate plot is behind it. Stand back, MacBeth.
Aa currently evolve into two genetically distinct species as a result of apple trees changing their fruiting cycles, they're have a domino effect on predatory wasps, a process known as sequential speciation.
A recent Cornell University study examined where the worst, or more painful, place to get stung is. After enduring multiple stings throughout 25 different places on his body, graduate student Michael Smith discovered one's nose is the most sensitive.
Your corn crops are GMOs. Your sweet potatoes are GMOs. Your dog? Odds are that Fido is a GMO. Now however, researchers were surprised to learn that even caterpillars have been modified with foreign genetic information, and not by scientists. Wasps, it seems, like to 'play God' too.
Scientists explain how Brazilian wasp venom targets cancer cells, while leaving normal cells unharmed. With future analysis, this could have applications in medicine.
Social insects have smaller brain regions for central cognitive processing than solitary insects, researchers say.
The soul-sucking "dementor" wasp is just one of 139 new and unusual species discovered in the Greater Mekong region in 2014, and with this area under attack from human activities, a new report highlights the need to protect such bizarre creatures.
Most people know the popular saying "an elephant never forgets." Past studies have shown that some birds have pretty awesome memories too. But what about insects? Now, new research has revealed that a tiny wasp species in the remote tropical forest of Southeast Asia tells friend from foe by recognizing them visually.