Wasps

Cicada killing wasps emerge across US to paralyze their prey with venom before dragging them underground for their larvae to eat Cicada killer wasps emerge from the ground every summer and stay until...

Wasp’s nests are nurseries. The queen wasp builds the first structure alone, then males add on to it. The nest has special adaptations for maintaining temperature and cells for larvae. See more...

Wasps BABYSIT for their neighbours! Insects watch over nearby nests in ‘surprising act of selflessness’ Worker paper wasps are known to visit neighbouring nests to help them out  Experts...

SUMMER sunshine, barbeques and picnics often come with some very unwelcome guests – wasps. Here's how you can get rid of them and what to do if you find a nest or an infestation in your home. How...

GIANT “cicada killer” wasps – eerily similar to the feared 'murder hornet' – have been spotted unusually active in the Northeastern US. The Connecticut native has instilled panic...

Cuckoo wasps that lived alongside dinosaurs 99 million years ago were metallic green just like they are today, extremely well-preserved insects trapped in amber reveal Researchers studied 35 pieces of...

Insect Fight Club! Wasps ‘eavesdrop’ on rivals to see if they will lose to them in combat, say scientists who pitted insects against each other in ‘fighting arena’ A new study...

Huge four-inch long wasps which lay their eggs inside beetle larvae so their offspring can eat the organs are found in the Ugandan jungle Finnish researchers discovered the wasp species in the Kibale...

Don’t kill wasps even if they ruin your picnic – they’re just as important as bees, scientists warn Wasps are being wiped out as quickly as bees, according to new research The plight...

Bees and wasps can learn to recognise different faces in a similar way to humans (despite their brains being 20,000 times smaller than ours!) New research shows honeybees and wasps are able to learn human...

Why a wasp always knows where you’re having a picnic: The insects bang their bellies to alert others of food The belly-banging action is the wasp equivalent of ringing a dinner bell   Wasps can also...