FACE THE STINGERS: WASPS!

PHOTO FROM: https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/pests-and-threats/animal-pests/wasps/

The creepy looking wasp that is commonly mistaken as bees have a very terrifying feature which is their stingers! Lets take a look at some basic facts about the wasp and why are they so called the pest control.

THE WASPS

The wasps which grows for an average size of 1.5 inches similar to a size of a paper clip.

Wasps are solitary beings meaning they prefer to live alone. But some species like to group the name of a group of the wasp is called a colony.

photo from: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2018/august/is-2018-a-bumper-year-for-wasps.html

When a creature stumble to their nest. That creature is certainly doomed because the wasps will swarm to that creature. The wasps release pheromones which will launch nearby wasps to defensive mode and will start attacking other species. They can strike their stingers repeatedly.

Some species have a unique feature in their stinger. For example, the Amazon wasps have a stinger that can paralyze the victim and transmits their eggs to that resulting to a slow and painful death.

Wasps are very useful to the biodiversity. They feed on almost every species of pest that is growing in crops and other plants. They regulate the number of pest which means they are very useful to man.

REFERENCE

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/group/wasps/

COVER PHOTO FROM: https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/pests-and-threats/animal-pests/wasps/

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