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Wasps


Description:
    2 pair of wings
    Few or no thickened hairs
    Has 3 body parts
    Have several simple eyes
    Males
    Have 13 divisions per antenna
    Females
    Have 12 divisions per antenna
    Queens are usually larger than males and other females
Reproduction
    Wasp store sperm inside their body and control its release for each individual egg as ot is laid
    Wasp have complete voluntary control over the sex of their offspring
    If a female wishes to produce a male egg, she lays the egg without fertilizing it.
    There is no interaction between larvae and adults
Habits/ Habitat:
    Feed on only nectar as adults
    Many are predatory and will use other insects as food for their larvae
    Social wasp may
    Feed on fallen fruit, nectar and carrion
    May scavenge for dead insects to provide for their young
    Solitary wasp
    Mud daubers and pollen wasp construct mud cells in sheltered places typically on the side of walls
    Potter wasp build vase like nest from mud
    Often with multiple cells, attached to twigs of trees or against walls
    Other predatory wasp burrow into soil or into plant stems
    Social Wasp- Hornets
    Queen initially starts the nest by making a single layer or canopy and working outwards until she reaches the edges of the cavity
    Colonies often have populations of 3,000- 10,000 female workers at maturity
Some wasps are aggressive species and can sting when threatened. Unlike honey bees, wasps often are capable of stinging multiple times