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Is it possible to estimate the age of a wasp nest by its size?

Long story, but briefly I am debating knocking down a paper wasp nest. I don't want to kill the wasps, because (1) they're beneficial wasps, and (2) I would not have even known they were there, except ...
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Can Wasps smell fear?

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 ...
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Can you help me identifying an insect I saw?

I'm a student of biology and yesterday we went to the fields to collect some plants for our herbariums. Suddenly one student of our group said that he saw a very strange bug that he thought that was ...
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What type of wasp is this?

I've been trying to match this wasp to photos, but it seems like every species has something that doesn't quite match up. I killed it in my home in Indiana, USA. My best guess is a Northern Paper Wasp ...
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Which species of bee or wasp are in this photo?

Please tell me what do you think :) The photo is from Santander, Colombia. I didn’t take any closeups photos 😞, but these were little bees, like 5 x 1 mm. The tube didn’t seem man-made, it was ...
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Estimating wasp nest size by counting wasp I/O per minute

I have a wasp nest in a window store box. The nest seems to have grown to some respectable size as there is good wasp I/O during the day and you better close the window when moving the stores as there ...
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How does Brachygastra mellifica honey differs from Apis mellifera honey?

I need help in a reserach paper. I'm writting about bee's and wasp's honey and how do they differ in amout of glicose, taste (that's usually down to the flowers that they snack on), if it's made (and ...
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Does a wasp inject venom or can it deposit it on skin to give a sting affect?

I have been stung 4 times in 8 days by what I think are some kind of spider wasps ( there are thousands of different ones) , I just get a glimpse as they fly away. There was no warning, I felt no ...
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Why would the wasp larva die after being extracted from its nest bedding?

A week ago I've found an abandoned nest of paper wasps. It was quite small - something like 20 hexagonal cells covered by a half-dome made of few paper layers. Most cells were empty, but there were ...
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Would wasps ever give up on defending their nest against live threat that ignores them?

When I accidentally disturbed a wasps' nest, it was an unpleasant experience. They got everywhere - under my clothes, in my hair etc. However, in the aftermath - since I'm not allergic to their ...