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Curious Wasp Specimen Leads Entomologist to Find a First

When Michael Skvarla, Ph.D., joined Penn State University's entomology extension program in 2017, it wasn't long before he had a mystery on his hands: A wasp specimen from an infestation of a residence that appeared to be of a genus not previously known to invade homes in North America.

Nine New Colorful Cuckoo Wasp Species from China

A new study provides seventeen records of the cuckoo wasp genus Cleptes from China, nine of which are beautifully-colored, new-to-science species. The study, published in the open-access journal ZooKeys, is […]

Can Trained Bees Detect Cancer in Patients?

Back in 2006, Science Daily ran an article about two scientists who were using wasps to detect drugs, explosives, toxic chemicals, and other substances. Five years later in 2011, Dr. […]

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