Posts Tagged ‘wasps’

Protecting Wasp Nests

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
wasps, spiders, ants, parasites

A new species of parasitic spider wasps protects its nest in a very unusual way.

Silent Crickets

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
crickets, parasitic, wasps, flies, parasites, parasitoid, hawaii

Crickets go quiet as a life-saving technique.

Facial Expressions in Paper Wasps

Thursday, May 1st, 2014
wasps, paper wasps, facial expressions, facial markings, UC Berkeley, eyes, recognition, communication

Researchers are learning that some paper wasps communicate with facial markings and large eyes

Ridiculously Diverse Insects

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
flies, parasitic, wasps, flowers, peru, rain forest, rainforest, diversity, niche

Two flowers in Peru demonstrate how diverse insects truly are!

Those Amazing Animals

Monday, January 14th, 2013
wasps, parasitic, cockroaches, goby, gobies, waterfall, birds, emotions, songs, music

Here’s some current research news from the animal kingdom—from hyper-clean parasitic wasps to waterfall-climbing fish to emotional birds.

Attack of the Ancient Spider

Thursday, October 11th, 2012
spiderwasp

“Will you walk into my parlor?” said the Spider to the… Wasp?

Infecting Pollen

Monday, December 27th, 2010
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Pollen could harbor viruses– spreading the potentially deadly agents from bee to bee.

Solar Powered Insect

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
Hornet

Can Oriental hornets harness energy from the sun?

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