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Name Of Wasp

Name Wasp
Male Name drone
Femle Name queen (reproducing female), worker (non-reproducing female)
Kids/Baby Name larva
Group Name colony
More About Wasp

  • Wasp is the common name for any of approximately 25,000 insects that have well-defined life stages, separated by a distinct metamorphosis, the adult having a narrow waist between the first and second abdominal segments
  • There are almost 300 species of wasps in the British Isles.
  • Only the female wasp stings.
  • Wasps do not die after stinging.
  • There are 3 groups of classification for wasps - parasitic, social and solitary.
  • Only the Queen common wasp - a social wasp - survives the winter by hibernating.
  • The common wasp makes her nest froim chewed and pulped wood, resembling paper.
  • A single colony of wasps may be as large as 2,000 insects.
  • Wasps vary greatly in size.
  • Although adult wasps are largely carnivorous, or meat eaters, some also eat vegetable matter, such as overripe fruit.
  • As a rule, young wasps are fed entirely on other insects or insect remains.
  • Several species have economic importance, because they are among the pollinators of commercial crops, and because some feed on such destructive caterpillars as the corn-ear worm and army worm.
  • A species that is native to Africa is known to prey on the eggs of the rhinoceros beetle, an insect that causes immense damage in coconut-growing regions.
  • Wasp venom, or poison, contains histamine and a factor that dissolves red blood cells. A wasp sting can be fatal to a sensitive person.
  • Desensitization can be accomplished by injections of antigen extracts.
  • can reach a body length of about 5 cm (about 2 in)

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