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War Dance of the Honeybee

By Karl Gruber | February 1, 2018

One species has developed a novel waggle to warn about invading wasps.

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Bees Under Attack

By The Scientist Staff | January 31, 2018

Japanese honeybees (Apis cerana japonica) respond to an attack by a Vespa mandarinia wasp.

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How Bacteria in Flies Kill Parasitic Wasps

By Shawna Williams | July 10, 2017

Ribosome-inactivating proteins from symbiotic bacteria leave their hosts unharmed.

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Parasite’s Genes Persist in Host Genomes

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | September 17, 2015

Researchers find evidence of gene flow from parasitoid wasps to the butterflies and moths they lay eggs in.

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Behavior Brief

By Amanda B. Keener | September 2, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Cooperative Control

By Sandhya Sekar | February 10, 2015

With the help of a virus that infects its prey’s nervous system, a parasitoid wasp coerces a lady beetle to protect its young.

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Behavior Brief

By Kate Yandell and Beth Marie Mole | January 15, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Ladybug Zombies

By Cristina Luiggi | October 31, 2011

Wasps inject their larvae into ladybug abdomens, where they feast on the bugs’ insides.

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