Scientists have discovered a virus in Moku Island, Hawaii, that inhabits an invasive wasp. If left unchecked, it is a threat not only to bees but to other pollinators worldwide.
According to the researchers who discovered it, the specimen is so bizarre that they cannot pinpoint how they should classify it.
The re-appearance of wasp could provide a solution to eliminating the pest that has discouraged the planting of black locust trees in the United States.
A new study from Australian researchers talks about non-bee pollinators that make kiwi, coffee, mangoes, canola and others thrive.
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.
A band of 24 new species of mummy-making wasps was recently discovered in Ecuador by a team of scientists, who published their findings in the journal ZooKeys.