wasps
War Dance of the Honeybee
War Dance of the Honeybee
Karl Gruber | Feb 1, 2018
One species has developed a novel waggle to warn about invading wasps.
Bees Under Attack
Bees Under Attack
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2018
Japanese honeybees (Apis cerana japonica) respond to an attack by a Vespa mandarinia wasp.
Image of the Day: Bad House Guest
Image of the Day: Bad House Guest
The Scientist Staff | Oct 9, 2017
Parasitoid wasps inoculate other insects with their eggs, and their offspring then grow to feed on their "homes," effectively sucking the life out of their dying hosts.
How Bacteria in Flies Kill Parasitic Wasps
How Bacteria in Flies Kill Parasitic Wasps
Shawna Williams | Jul 10, 2017
Ribosome-inactivating proteins from symbiotic bacteria leave their hosts unharmed.
Genes Tied to Wasps Recognizing Faces
Genes Tied to Wasps Recognizing Faces
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 14, 2017
The brains of Polistes paper wasps express different genes when identifying faces than when distinguishing between simple patterns, a study finds.
Study: One Wasp Takes Control of Another
Study: One Wasp Takes Control of Another
Jef Akst | Jan 25, 2017
Crypt keeper wasps appear to command crypt gall wasps to dig exit tunnels on their behalf.
Parasite’s Genes Persist in Host Genomes
Parasite’s Genes Persist in Host Genomes
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Sep 17, 2015
Researchers find evidence of gene flow from parasitoid wasps to the butterflies and moths they lay eggs in.
Celebrating New Species
Celebrating New Species
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
An international panel of scientists selects the 10 most interesting organisms discovered last year.
Sequencing the Underdogs
Sequencing the Underdogs
Ed Yong | Mar 8, 2013
Transcriptome studies reveal new insights about unusual animals whose genomes have not been sequenced.
Yeast's Wasp Winter Retreat
Hayley Dunning | Jul 30, 2012
Wasps harbor yeast in their guts all winter long, then spread the microbes among wineries and vineyards.