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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.
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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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