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wasp specimens with black-orange-black color pattern – closeup

wasp specimens with black-orange-black color pattern - closeup

The black-orange-black color pattern has been well studied in the orders Lepidoptera (butterflies, moths) and Coleoptera (beetles), but a new study is the first to fully examine Hymenoptera (wasps, bees, ants, and sawflies) to document the “BOB” color pattern within that taxonomic order, finding it present in 23 families. (Photo credit: Rebeca Mora)

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