Gruesome parasitic wasp turns social spiders into ‘zombies’

This wasp is like out of a nightmare.

Cockroach uses karate kick escape zombie-making wasps

Well this is a grisly Halloween story if I’ve ever seen one.

Wasp-inspired micro-drone can tug 40 times its own weight

This microdrone packs a lot of muscle.

Parasite wasp manipulates another wasp species to work for it, then drills through the host’s head

#NatureIsMeta

Caught in the act: Scientists find new species of wasp evolving

The concepts of biodiversity and evolution are generally thought of as something that occurs in thousands, maybe millions of years – but every once in a while, scientists catch a species red handed: evolving, becoming a new species.

Parasitic wasps turn spiders into zombies… again!

Wasps are a nasty bunch; you don’t want to mess with them no matter who you are. Not only can they sting you really bad and ruin your day, they can actually control your mind, force you weave a web for their offspring and then kill you – well, if you’re a spider at least.

Watch: The Inside of a Huge Wasp Colony

Some wasps decided to build their colony next to the window of Youtube user Vang Tsal. Naturally, he was spooked – wasps are mean, and can be quite difficult to deal with. But instead of panicking and attempting to destroy the hive, he filmed it – and the results are spectacular: The colony now offers a perfect perspective of wasp

Researchers find parasitic wasp using zinc-enriched needle to lay eggs in fruits

OK, wasps are nothing to joke around with. They are the scumbags of the animal kingdom – they’re always up to no good. The thing is, they’re really good at being up to no good! After all, they used to grow in dinosaur feces, and they’ve been around for over 100 million years – more than many popular dinosaurs (yes,

Fantastic 100 million year-old time capsule traps ancient clash between spider and wasp

Trapped in the web, the wasp knows it’s done for, as it counts the seconds to its impending doom. The spider snatches its prey, and is prepared to act its revenge upon the ancient wasp, which is a parasite of spider eggs. But just as the final killing blow is imminent,  resin oozes from a tree bark and engulfs them both

Paper wasps recognize each others faces

You’ve seen a wasp, you’ve seen another, and might think they all look the same, however it seems that among wasps, at least, the one hive mind doesn’t apply to appearances as well, as a new study shows that  paper wasps developed the ability to recognize each other’s faces, just like humans. Individuals of a species have learned to identify