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Scientists originally believed that ants and bees were more distantly related, with ants being closer to certain parasitoid wasps. But new research shows that ants and bees share a much closer relationship.
Discovery of a new giant wasp species last year has led to the discovery of an even larger species than had been sitting in a collection for 80 years.
ATLANTA, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- David J.
The Cicada Killer Wasp is a large, solitary wasp so named because is hunts cicadas and provisions its nest with them. In North America it is sometimes called the Sand Hornet, although it is not a hornet, which belong to the family Vespidae. Taxonomy The North American cicada killer wasps all belong to the genus Sphecius, of which there are 21 species worldwide. The four cicada-killing species in North America are: Sphecius speciosus (Drury, 1773), the Eastern Cicada Killer, occurs in...
Sphex is a genus of insects in the Family Sphecidae, order Hymenoptera. Digger Wasps are predators that can sting and paralyze prey insects. In preparation for egg laying they construct a protected "nest" (some species dig nests in the ground, while others use pre-existing holes; mud-dauber wasps build nests from mud) and then stock it with captured insects. Typically the prey are left alive, but paralyzed by wasp toxins. The wasps lay their eggs in the provisioned nest. When the wasp...
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