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There are two conflicting things I have heard. One more anecdotal:

Wasps can smell when you are afraid of them

The other from reading popular science magacines:

Humans don't produce any pheromones

As far as I know, a pheromone is a smell produced to communicate with members of your own, but also other species. From my understanding these two statements are mutually exclusive.

So: Can wasps smell if a human is afraid?

Any answer with sources is appreciated.

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  • $\begingroup$ If anyone with enough reputation would be so kind to create a [pheromones] tag, that would be great ;) $\endgroup$ – Lonely Neuron Apr 4 '18 at 14:36

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