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Ants More Genetically Similar To Bees Than Wasps
2013-10-08 15:17:01

[ Watch the Video: Who Could Be The Ant's Next Of Kin? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists from the University of California, Davis found that ants are more closely related to bees than to most wasps. Scientists originally believed that ants and bees were more distantly related, with ants being closer to certain parasitoid wasps. However, researchers publishing a paper in the journal Current Biology say that ants and bees are more genetically...

Image 1 - The King Of Wasps And Scorpio Rising
2012-03-24 05:48:17

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com 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. Megalara garuda hails from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the same island where a team led by professor Lynn Kimsey (UC Davis) discovered the wasp´s slightly smaller relative Dalara garuda. Both species belong to the digger wasp family, a diverse group of wasps that sting and paralyze prey insects....

2010-04-14 15:09:00

ATLANTA, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- David J. Nape, President & CEO of Centris Consulting, a world class leader in Operations Management, is pleased to announce the opening of Centris' Atlanta office located at 3003 Summit Boulevard, NE, Suite 1500, Atlanta, Georgia 30319, (404) 560-5090. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100414/PH86742 ) The office will be headed by Leonard J. "Jodie" Cox, Executive Vice President for Military and Private Sector Services. Mr. Cox, who began...


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2005-07-14 00:37:32

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...

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2005-07-13 20:11:12

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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