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Secret lives of wasps revealed by biologists

New social patterns relating to the social behaviors of wasps have been revealed. Biologists have found that wasps have trading partners and compete for the 'best trade deals.

Video shows what a wasp sees as it heads home

An interesting new video shows what wasp sees as it finds its way home. The footage provides a fascinating insight into the head of a wasp.

Man is stung in 25 places by bees, for science

A scientist has let bees sting him repeatedly in 25 different body locations. The idea was to map out the most sensitive areas of the body to bee stings.

Changes to farm use leading to wasp decline

Exeter - A new study links the fall in numbers of wasps and bees to changes to the use of land, especially a decline in the number of green spaces. An environmental group has argued for greater diversification.

Strange and new, twisted parasitoid wasp species found

Researchers found two new types of parasitoid wasps with stand-out body features in the the Swiss Alps and Swiss Central Plateau. The discovery came about by chance.

Wasp control: Using one insect to control another

Whitefly is a well-known agricultural pest. It leaves a characteristic white gooey mess across plants and objects like cars. The white mess soon becomes a black mold. It seems that wasps might be a solution to push-back on whitefly.

Wasps' nest built in womans' spare room contained 5000 wasps

A spare room in Winchester, Hampshire, was found to contain a wasps' nest that had been built over several months after the homeowner forgot to close the window.

Mayor of Quebec town dies after being stung by wasps

La Prairie - The 51-year old mayor of La Prairie, Quebec, just south of Montreal, died last weekend after she was stung by wasps at her cottage. It is believed she did not have an allergy to the insects.

Bees are more closely related to ants than wasps

Ants and bees are surprisingly more genetically related to each other than they are to social wasps such as yellow jackets and paper wasps, new research has concluded.

Drunken wasps pose threat to people in UK

The British Red Cross warned that billions of "unemployed" wasps who have fulfilled their duties to their queen are now raising havoc in England.

UN issues report recommending insects for human consumption

Responding to global hunger concerns, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is recommending the incorporation of insects into human diets.

Orchids Use Wasps for One Night Stands

"Unquestionably, producing sperm, ejaculate, or seminal fluids is costly for many animals. The energetic demands of sperm production can result in reduced body mass, a shortened life span, or limited lifetime sperm production."

Wasps attack tourists in Sri Lanka again

Over 100 tourists were attacked by venomous wasps at a fifth-century rock fortress in Sri Lanka for a second straight day on Tuesday, causing another stampede that left at least 75 people hospitalized.

'Killer' Wasps Menace State Department

The state department has a new enemy. 'cicada killer' wasps. The wasps have infested areas around their headquarters. Employees are not happy about it. Time to break out the Raid and fly swatters.

Oakdale Woman Arrested for Trying to Kill Ex-Husband with Wasps

Ex-husband is allergic to wasps so she tries to enlist "family" friends to help her kill him.

Wasps Used as Protection?

"Mealybugs", little tiny bugs usually from Africa and Asia, have made their way into the U.S. especially down in Metairie, La. These bugs can destroy more than 10,000 different types of plants. Concerned? You should be for most of the 10,000 plants...
 

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Lucie F. Roussel, 51, mayor of La Prairie, Quebec who died after being stung by wasps
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